Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: MTV
ISBN: 978-0-671-02734-6
Why Read?: Book Club
Challenges: Book Blogger Recommendation, All-Male Review, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:I love books that are written in an epistolary style such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Actually, this was closer to a diary as we only get to see Charlie's letters, but Charlie proves to be a very good wallflower, able to observe others and thus I think "his" portrayals of the other characters are rather "true". The twist at the end is interesting and explains so much. Very honest look at growing up, but it does make it seem like everyone in the early 90s was doing drugs.
Rating: 4 stars

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