Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Review: the Perks of Being a Wallflower

title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
author: Stephen Chbosky
book birthday: February 1, 1999
rating: 3 1/2 stars

this isn't a book i would have read if my coworkers didn't peer pressure me to do so. maybe i would have since i like to read a book before i see the movie and curiosity would have gotten the best of me.
what to say about this book... i did enjoy it. i like that it took place in the '90s and that the narrator is writing to an anonymous person. idk i think this book just wasn't my cup of tea. the content, the culture is not what i'm used to reading. what i loved about this book the most was the narration. it was so down to earth and genuine. the twists and turns it took were unexpected but remained plausible which was great. oh and i loved the ending. it was beautiful, the way everything ends and you know things are not ok but for that moment they are and things will get better with time. more endings need to be like that.
would this book make it onto my bookshelf? eventually. if i see it and i have the money i may get it. i would recommend it to certain people i know will enjoy it. i guess i'm still soaking everything in. the book hits some hard issues about a teen's life. it is true that even though it takes place in the '90s the issues hit every generation and there is a character for everyone to relate to.

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