The perks of being a wallflower
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there is a sixteen years old boy called Charlie, who will have his life changed forever by the two special friends he will meet in high school. But that’s just the beginning. Charlie is about to start high school. He’s a very shy and nonsocial, typical wallflower. He gets bullied at school a lot so he prefers taking the forty minute walk home instead of the school bus. The book is written in a series of letters written by Charlie and he sends it to an anonymous person and calls him ‘friend’. He writes about his new friends, his family he also writes about school and his favorite English teacher, Bill. Charlie aspires to become a writer someday. So his teacher, Bill, gives him extra books to read and then Charlie writes essays about them. Charlie has mental issues he gets angry, sees things and then passes out. Caused by something happened in the past when he was much younger. And the thing people don’t know about Charlie is that his best friend Michael, shot himself, and died in the summer before going to high school, and nobody knows exactly why he shot himself not even Charlie. At school Charlie meets Patrick and his stepsister Sam and they accept him and he finally feels included. Sam introduced Charlie to good music, which made Charlie realize how powerful music is. They didn’t only show Charlie good music they also introduced him to all kinds of new things that eventually becomes parts of Charlie's life and for the first time he knows what it really means to have good friends. History of the book:
Stephen Chbosky was born in Pennsylvania, January 25, 1970 and he wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower in (1999) which was the New York Times best-seller. Stephen had also written and directed the movie adaptation of the book. Writing style:
Stephen Chbosky has a very captivating way of writing. He is very creative and diverse in choosing words. My opinion:
I read this book back in 2011 and I...
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