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?