This month I read The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. As a whole I would describe the book as interesting. I don’t want to say it was weird because what is normal? This book is written in the form of letters. The recipient is never actually revealed and the whole book is Charlie’s life story. He writes to a friend about his problems, feelings and experiences. He is a really emotional freshman who one day meets seniors, Patrick and Sam. These upper classmen help him to come out out his shell and “participate” in social events. As Charlie becomes more comfortable around his new friends you discover the traumatic past of his childhood.

I would say that I liked this book. At first I wasn’t sure whether or not I would read it all the way through but I decided to stick with it. When I was about half way through I thought to myself, “What’s the point of this book? Is there a plot line? Is there a climax?” Yet I decided to keep on reading. By the end I realized there was a point. I learned to always be you. Don’t try to please everyone without being happy yourself. Find friends who accept you the way you are and don’t pressure you into doing things for the benefit of themselves. Just sit back and enjoy the perks of being a wallflower.

Here are some of my best friends that I can always be myself around.

Have you seen this movie? If yes, did you like the movie or book better?Do you have friends that you can just be yourself around?

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Comment by Hope Schroeder on April 29, 2013 at 8:54am
I loved this book so much, recently I enjoyed watching the movie that went along with the book, great post! I totally agree with everyone you said!
Comment by Maggie Madden on April 30, 2013 at 12:29pm

Hey Jenna I've been waiting to read this book for a long time now! I hope to be reading it soon because I want to watch the movie after I read it rather than beforehand :)

Comment by Amanda Matsumoto on May 17, 2013 at 9:48am

Jenna! :) I just saw the movie a couple of weeks ago and I really liked it. I'm not really a reader but maybe I'll pick it up. I definitely agree with you should always be yourself. High school has a way of trying to get you to change so staying true to yourself is really important. 

Comment by Kristen Cardoza on May 27, 2013 at 2:49am

I still need to read the book but I have watched the movie. I broke my personal rule but I really wanted to see it. I really liked the movie and it showed me that people are willing to accept you for you. There are also so many people that I know I can count on.

Comment by Suruchi Batra on September 26, 2013 at 7:28pm

I think that both the book and the movie each had its perks. I loved how the movie really brought the book to life, but the details in the book aren't always something that can be put into visuals, so the descriptions in the novel are definitely something that pulls it ahead, at least for me.

Comment by Will Komoll on October 7, 2013 at 5:55pm
I thought the book was really good, but the I saw the movie before I read the book and in my opinion the movie was better. I might just be a sucker for Emma Watson, but I thought the movie was really touching, and the experience between watching the movie and reading the book was much different.
Comment by Molly Muhs on October 7, 2013 at 7:14pm

Jenna, this really makes me want to read the book! The message sounded like a great one. I have never seen the movie either but I plan to watch it after I read the book. Great blog post!


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