Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky’s novel was simply admirable. I loved the right blend of themes associated throughout the story. The characters were all special in their own ways and easy to relate to, especially the main protagonist—the gifted and above average teen—Charlie. (I don’t want to spoil those guys who haven’t read this yet)
There were likable tidbits from this book: The awesome book titles mentioned, the good taste of songs for mix tapes, the late-night drives and the list of things you would have to smile about when you get old goes on.
The story of Charlie and his friends proved that we all have those different kinds of dilemmas to face while growing up and learning life’s lessons—after all—is hard as getting an A for a difficult subject. Whether you are a wallflower type of person or the absolute opposite, you’ll have the perks of life when you let yourself enjoy and “participate” it. :)
About the “overrated” and “hyped” issue, those labels just goes along when a lot of people have read a book. At the end of the day, it’s still up to the reader whether s/he’ll be influenced by other people’s comments. And yeah! The story of Perks is pretty much a long-lost relative of Looking for Alaska.
I gave this one a high rating and added it to my “favorite-reads” list. Why? Because I can’t put the book down + this book was simply–INFINITE.