Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his year yet socially awkward,he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
So this week I decided to let one of my good friends, Christy Lyn, have the chance to review a book. Here’s what she had to say. – Kat x
Wow. What can I say about this book? (Incidentally the reason behind this blog name)
I read it in one night! I was addicted from the moment I started until I finished it late at night. It reminded me of a book we would be required to read for school in high school, so it definitely brought back memories for me.
It was very life like and relatable in so many ways and I loved that it was like a diary, but in letter form. I hadn’t been expecting that, but it was a pleasant surprise and I felt as though it made the book more personal and private.
Perks Of Being A Wallflower was definitely different from the types of books I normally would read (paranormal, contemporary romance, mystery, etc.). But I loved it nonetheless.
I fell in love with Charlie and everything about him; he was the type of friend I believe everyone deserves and more so. It’s such a sweet and touching story, and I would recommend it to anyone who wishes for a trip down memory lane and a warming to the heart.
I loved reading his freshman year experience and I cannot wait to see the movie and relive the story once again.
Again, another top favorite of the year.
-a review by Christy Lyn