And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years 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.Number of pages: 213
My review: Honestly, everyone and their mother has done a review of this book. Just go read it. Please, right now, do it. After I finished reading it (during which I laughed and cried) I wrote down a list of things I was feeling so I could better explain how I felt once I was finished. I knew it would be a week or so before I wrote this review so this is what I felt a week ago:
- Out of body
Then, I decided to reread it and I started noticing that it had some really, really good quotes, but it was definitely better during the first read through. Maybe because I started noticing more things and maybe because after the first reading of any book you’re kind of let down by reading it again immediately afterwards. I definitely need to come back to this again in a few months.