The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Book Review)

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Ratings: 5/5

“Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we came from, we can still choose where we go from there.”

Towards the middle of the story, I just thought its just a so so book and I woudn’t be so much engrossed to it, however, as the conflict started to arise, I thought there is something great about this novel.

Reminisce. This is what you will do as you read it. It’s very relatable and you’ll definitely miss your sweet sixteen moments. The “Carfree” you, the “explorer” you, the “innocent” you and anything that can describe yourself when you were at that age. Made you think how your teenage life went.

It’s an easy read and I loved how the words are simple yet it’s making sense. It wouldn’t bombard you with good values but will have you picture about the reality of being a teenager. I maybe even thought I was a wallflower before (however, I certainly know I was.haha).

Nevertheless, you will miss your 16 year old self here, your friends that you made, the boys/girls you dated, your teachers, your over the top high school experiences. Everything about that time of your life.

It must not be the best part of our lives but its worth remembering. I realized how different life had been those days and many people you have met and how many lives you might have touched.

Another thing that makes me love this novel is how it has inspired me to read more books. Charlie (the protagonist who told the story in first person point of view) was so fond of reading and writing and I just thought it was inspiring. Made me want to read the books that he have read.

This is one of the books that I’d recommend to friends.


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