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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Aug 30, 12

bookshelves: for-students
Read from August 23 to 30, 2012

"Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life." Exactly. I am often guilty of this...
I grabbed this book because of the title.....and I read it because I am trying to get through the pile of books "for students" that is sitting on my shelf.

This book is written as a collection of letters to an anonymous person---and the character (and author) who writes the letters is a 15 year old boy who is struggling through his freshman year. He is befriended by a group of seniors, is brutally honest to everyone, has a teacher that sees his potential and gives him books to read....has loss and a typical relationship with his sister/family. The book was intersting and I think a lot of my students would enjoy this book....

It reminded me a lot of a modern "Go Ask Alice"....but without the "belief" that the book is written by a real person.

I recommend this book--- to students and people who like YA novels.
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