Monday, January 3, 2011

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky

The novel does not belong on the banned books list....... A coming-of-age novel that appeals to teenage readers, As Chbosky's first book it hopefully a great start to many more. Charlie, the wallflower goes through a ton of stuff in his 10th grade year, which is 1991. The story is told through a series of letters to an unnamed "friend," the first of which reveals the suicide of Charlie's friend Charlie's response is to cry. The crying soon gets out of hand.. Charlie has the usual dire adolescent problems,sex, drugs, bullies and they baffle him in the usual teen ways.In the end we learn the root of Charlie's problems, and we confront, with him, the coming rigors of 11th grade, ever hopeful that he'll find a suitable girlfriend and increase his vocabulary.
Yada Yada Yada... Good book... I am not a fan of the format but all in all it was a good book.
3 Stars

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