Perks of Being a Wallflower

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PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Lauren
ENGLISH
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012

C.S. Lewis has written many books that want to take you into his world of imagination. His books take on a life of their own, threw magical doorways, mythical creatures, kings and queens which allow the reader to enter a world very unique and full of adventure. In books you find friends, companions, stories and places that you couldn’t have thought up yourself because you’re not in that persons head so it’s a total surprise to see what happens next.

When you pick up a book, you want to make a connection, to connect with the characters, to experience what they are experiencing. Things that we can relate to in books such as family, friendships, sadness, and fear can help us when we are going through a hard time. Reading can be an escape or way to cope for some people. It could be a fairytale or a parallel world that’s completely opposite than our own. While reading you can see how people feel about love or music, being reassured that you are not the only one feeling how you do. It’s a place to share and laugh out loud and enjoy what you see in the story.

In the book I read, “Perks of being a Wallflower”, Charlie who is the main character reads many great books through out the novel such as “The Catcher and the Rye”, “Peter Pan”, “The Great Gatsby”. He does not feel that he can lean on his parents or older siblings for support because they never truly understand him. As he goes through school, he is given books by his English teacher Bill to help him learn and experience things from the novels. Charlie suffers from social anxiety so he copes with it by reading novels and relating to each character. He also goes through a suicidal period but overcomes it which is great and shows people who are reading this novel and are going through similar things that they can get through it as well.

This novel for me has been amazing and I’m...
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