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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2014-physical-reads, 4-star

Originally I was going to give this book three stars because although I liked it, I felt it was a very slow starter. It took me quite a while until I really got into it. But the latter half of the book was where it really picked up and I thought it was so good that I had to give it an extra star. 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' is an account of the world seen through Charlie's (our narrator) eyes. We get to hear about his struggles, his family life, school troubles and new-found friends. His life is actually rather touching to read about. It is obvious that he is different from other people, painfully shy and unable to deal with his own emotions easily. I did love Charlie as a character, and I felt that those he meets along the way were written very well. The revelation at the end did not particularly come as a shock to me as I'd seen the movie, but it was very well written and sensitively dealt with. It is a great book, filled with some very clever observations and poignant ideas about people, the way they live and why.

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Quotes Katrina Liked

Stephen Chbosky
“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Reading Progress

January 29, 2014 – Shelved
January 29, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 25, 2014 – Started Reading
February 25, 2014 –
page 20
February 25, 2014 –
page 29
February 26, 2014 –
page 60
February 27, 2014 –
page 105
February 27, 2014 –
page 153
February 27, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014-physical-reads
February 27, 2014 – Finished Reading
December 16, 2014 – Shelved as: 4-star

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