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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Mar 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: librarybooks, 2011books
Recommended to Jenn by: Amy
Recommended for: Tyra
Read from March 25 to 30, 2011

This was a very sweet, sad, and wonderful story. It is written in letters from a 15-year-old boy to some unidentified person. Charlie is very nervous about starting high school so he begins writing journal-like letters to get out his worries and secrets. Throughout the story you start to understand that Charlie is a little different from most 15-year-old boys and that he has maybe been through things that he shouldn't have ever had to deal with.

I really enjoyed this and read it in a few days. The letter-format makes it a very quick read and I found myself going quickly because I wanted to understand Charlie and what he was all about. The story never expressly says that there is something outwardly wrong with Charlie because it is entirely written from his point of view. But I'd curious to read a story written by Sam or Patrick or any of the few people close to Charlie.

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