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S eBook #9734 More intimate than a diary Charlie's letters are singular and uniue hilarious and devastating We may not know where he lives We may not know to whom he is writing All we know is the world he shares Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory The world of first Perks of Being PDF #10003 dates an Clueless I am clueless The popularity of this book baffles me even than the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars Maybe I really am just a coldhearted person with no feelingsAmazingly I actually managed to start The Perks of Being a Wallflower knowing absolutely nothing about it I ve avoided all the reviews and hype over the years I ve purposely put off seeing the movie because I wanted to check out the book first I knew nothing except that so many people LOVE this book I was a bit sceptical from the very first page when 15 year old Charlie s narrative opened with short choppy fragmented sentences I don t think that there is a favorite kid in our family There are three of us and I am the youngest My brother is the oldest He is a very good football player and likes his car My sister is very pretty and mean to boys and she is in the middle But I perked up at the idea of reading a book by a narrator with obvious learning difficulties andor autism One of my favourite parts of reading is getting to see the world through the eyes of someone whose perspective I might not have fully considered before So I was willing to overlook the slightly annoying use of immature language and structure because I realised it was needed to get inside the narrator s head Imagine my surprise and confusion when I discovered that not only does Charlie not have any learning difficulties but he is actually considered intelligent beyond his years is apparently extremely talented and somehow manages to get straight A grades What And also howIt s like I m missing something I must be right Because to me this seems like nothing than the usual melodramatic issue book desperately trying to manipulate my emotions with the subtlety of a million flying bricks There s suicide sexual abuse domestic abuse and homosexuality crammed into the first few chapters Is that not enough angst for you Well wait a few chapters and we get drugs incest fights first sexual experiences and masturbation told through the eyes of a guy who sounds about eight but is actually a teenagerI didn t feel sad or moved or anything so like I said maybe this is a character flaw on my part But I m tired of reading books where I can feel the author s little voice screaming between the lines Cry Look people are dying and it is so sad cry Look incest and prejudice and rape cry I felt nothing Except maybe manipulated yeah I definitely felt manipulated A few people pointed out in the comments that those with autism can actually be very intelligent and I felt the need to mention it here While reading I wondered if Charlie might be autistic because dyslexia is common among those with autism but I don t want to lead anyone to believe that autism denotes a lack of intelligence in many cases the opposite is trueBlog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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D mixed tapes family dramas and new friends The world of sex drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show when all one reuires is that the perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infiniteThrough Charlie Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming of age story a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing upback cover As much as people say it this really is one of my favorite books of all time MTV promoted it it got a lot of press so many people shun it and say it is overrated I disagreeI didn t read this book until last year when I turned 21 My boyfriend owned it it seemed like a uick read and I wanted to see what all the fuss was aboutMain character Charlie is loveable from the first sentence out of his mouth There are endless uoteable uotes in this book that had me folding the page over so I could write them down later Charlie has an honest innocence to him yet such an intense depth and intelligent mind that he is uite the multifaceted characterWhile the story has its ups and downs and really there isn t a very intense plot the reader is somehow sucked into Charlies head sharing his first kiss his feelings toward his new friends his feelings towards literature and music He is naiive about so many things and his bluntness made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions He not only deals with issues like love but also having a gay friend dealing with death and sexual assault but also sharing his love of music and literature which I think are two things that are being lost on youth todayI would give this book to every teenage boy and girl I knew While Charlie isn t exactly a excellent role model he does show that being different is OK and that friends come in all kinds of packagesto stay true to yourself These things matter

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Standing on the of Being PDFEPUB #235 fringes of lifeoffers a uniue perspective But there comes a time to seewhat it looks like from the dance floorThis haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction The Perks of Being A WALLFLOWERThis is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school The Perk Wallflower nouna shy or retiring person who remains unnoticed at social events especially a woman without a dance partner I decided to read this book not because there was going to be a movie coming out soonIt one of the reasons but then again it wasn t the main oneI wanted to read it because the word wallflower caught my attentionI was a wallflowerI was not one of those kids people notice immediatelyI was one of those people who blends in very well that I was no longer noticeableI was a nobody I was one of those uncool kids back in high school that almost no one spoke to because I always kept to myselfI was insecureI was scared that if I try to talk no one would listenActually I think I still am even though I am already workingI am still a nobody hereI have a couple of friends but it seems like no one really knows who I really am because I never let them find out who I really wasThey know my name and a couple of unimportant things but I think that s about itThey don t really care about the things I like the things that make me cry the things that make me smileI was just another person they knew by name but never really knew at allPerks of Being a Wallflower has to be one of the books that I could relate toIt was very insightful and poignant that in most part of this book I felt like it was me writing those lettersCharlie the main character and I don t have very much in common but still I found myself relating to his situation almost all throughout the bookI was not as introverted nor was I as smart as he was but there was something about how the author wrote him that you ll start to see the world through his eyesYou ll see how innocent and pure his outlook was in lifeCharlie wasn t normal and he knew itHe was struggling after the death of his favorite AuntHe tried his best to participate but there is still this part of him that would be locked away from everyone elseCharlie was a freshman and he still has a lot of things to learnHanging out with Patrick and Sam who were both seniors exposed him to a lot of things he wasn t used to like smoking drinking making out those sort of stuffHis letters mirrors the experience or the things we went through during his first year in high schoolAs I was saying earlier I loved this book a lot because I related much with not only the character but with the whole storyWe may not be like Charlie but the things he went through in high school were something almost everyone went throughI didn t do drugs nor did I smoke a lot when I was in high schoolBut some kids were motivated in doing so by peer pressure but in Charlie s case I think it was of curiosity rather than peer pressureThis book showed us how a special kid like Charlie would cope with being in high school and overcoming the problems he would encounter as he goes alongAnother thing I loved about this book was how it was writtenThough it was written back in the 90 s when you read it you ll get this impression that it was just written recently in a 90 s settingThis book was transcend timeWhen you read it probably in the next 10 years you would still be able to relate to itThere were a lot of good uotations in this book but one really stood out for me So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons And maybe we ll never know most of them But even if we don t have the power to choose where we come from we can still choose where we go from there We can still do things And we can try to feel okay about themWe are all differentWe are also all the sameMost of us may not be as smart as Charlie or as popular as Brad who I think was an ahole but all of us can still make a differenceWe may be experiencing troubles right now but that could change based on the decisions or choices that we would makeI don t think this is much of a review but of a rantSorry my dear readers if this review disappointed you but I kind of like sharing my thoughts about a book that I really connected withThis book was one of themI give this book 5 wonderful glittery stars


10 thoughts on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  1. says:

    DISCLAIMER I did not like this book I am about to try to explain why that is so here in my own personal review space I am critiing this book based on my own opinions personal taste experiences and perspective criteria and standards for literary work It is entirely subjective as I think all reviews per definition areI mean

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    If like me you lurk on freuent tumblr you will have realised that there is only so far you can scroll before you hit something like this Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary novel has something of a cult following and the uotes that litter the internet seem almost anthemic given the passion with which they are re blogg

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    Wallflower nouna shy or retiring person who remains unnoticed at social events especially a woman without a dance partner I decided to read this book not because there was going to be a movie coming out soonIt one of the reasons but then again

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    Clueless I am clueless The popularity of this book baffles me even than the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars Maybe I re

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    February 25 2013Dear CharlieI am writing to you because I feel like you're the only one that would listen to me right now From all the friends that I have made you are the one that's the most understanding I guess what I'm trying to do is thank you for being there for me these last couple of days I didn't expect to learn from you as much as I have My mom always says that you can never really understand a person until you walk in t

  6. says:

    THIS BOOK ALWAYS BRINGS ME SO MANY FEELS 3rd time re reading it and I still feel infinite

  7. says:

    There may be a book in the world that can address just within very few pages suicide molestation domestic abuse homosexuality drug use mental issues first sexual experiences rape abortion etc and not sound like a Lifetime movie but The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not an example of that For me the straw that broke the camel's back was when I realized that to add to all of the above mentioned melodrama the nar

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    As much as people say it this really is one of my favorite books of all time MTV promoted it it got a lot of press so many people shu

  9. says:

    ‘‘Charlie we accept the love we think we deserve’’ That is uite true I have stumbled across many beautiful sentences throughout my reading and ones that make us think but this one is my absolute favorite of them all There is s

  10. says:

    I don't even think I can truly convey how much I loved this book other than to say it was entirely life changing and I'm so upset it took me this long to read it

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