Never judge a book by it’s cover, especially this one. Over the Christmas break I had the pleasure of reading Stephen Chbosky’s widely acclaimed coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Although some people might be sceptical of it’s popularity (over one million copies sold), it’s definitely worth the time to read.
Charlie is beginning his sophomore year in high school, when his best friend Michael commits suicide. Faced with this tragedy, Charlie tries to find himself by participating in life rather then watching like a wallflower. Over the course of the school year he has new experiences in life with new friends, and with those friends tries to over come some troubling things from his past.
From the description above it might sound cheesy, but this was such a refreshing book after reading so many books that seem to have the same ending. I liked that because the book is Charlie’s journal it’s easy to connect to, and it’s able to connect to teens on different levels. This book is intended for mature, older teens due to the drug usage, language, and profanity. Even with these things being a part of the book don’t let it stop you from reading this great book.
Later this year The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be released as a movie! Emma Watson (Harry Potter movies) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson movies) will being staring in this film. Hopefully this movie will be good and follow the book closely (fingers crossed!). To find out more information about the movie please click here.Happy Reading! -Nicole This Book is like…