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The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing
Read from January 24 to 26, 2011

This book made me think/feel a couple of things very strongly. Deceptively simple and fascinatingly beautiful, it is written as a sort of diary, but is actually a series of letters to a person who remains nameless; when the protagonist, Charlie, finally explains why he has written it as letters rather than a diary - because he wants to know that his thoughts have been shared with at least one person, and so that he doesn't have the ability to self-edit and linger over them - it resonated rather deeply.

The book made me feel quite distant from my own teenage years (not unexpectedly!), and both poignant about that time and content to have figured out a few things about life.
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