Thursday, September 27, 2012

Little book that packs a big punch

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

My rating


My summary

The form of this book was a series of letters written to "Dear Friend" and signed "Love Always, Charlie." Through these letters we get a good look at what Charlie is thinking, feeling, and what his family, friends, and school are like.

My take

This was a very short book but I would not call it a quick's a book that is dense with so much life. The sometimes chaotic thoughts of Charlie reminded me of The Catcher in the Rye, which I haven't read in 20+ years. I was surprised that after all this time I still remember how that book made me feel. 
I later read that CITR was one of a few books that inspired the author.
From the reviews I have seen there seems to be very little middle ground, mostly it's a love it or hate it kind of thing. You already know what side I favor, but I will be honest and say at times this book took me further into dark places than I was comfortable going. However, I stay in reading comfort zones so often that I do need to force myself to venture out, and I am very glad I did in this case. The ending of the book was hopeful, and to use something from the book, it made me feel infinite.


  1. Is this the same one that the upcoming movie is based on? (follow me 6 Katrina Alana)

  2. Hi Katrina,
    Yes it is....I believe it is due in theaters this week.

  3. I really your admire your passiOn for books. And thanks so much for your reviews. Right now I just want to run to the bookstore and get a book to read.

  4. Thanks, I hope you did just that!