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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Apr 11, 08

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Read in January, 2007

This is about as sympathetic as a schizophrenic break is going to get. The main character has had problems before the book starts, but he narrates the building and final explosion of a situation which is as simple as some new friends. Don't expect to like the main character, but expect to have some very strong feelings about the way he is treated by the other people in his life. For a change, he's got parents who are doing their best, and their best is better than most. He also meets several supporting characters who have immense inner strength and truth. You may not like the narrative voice, and you may be a little confused about why he sounds and acts like he does, but when his mind finally gives way toward the end of the book, you'll forgive him his transgressions and feel bad that you judged him.
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We accept the love we think we deserve.
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


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