Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I've been wanting to read this book ever since I first heard of it, just because of its spreading fan base. I have to say, it is a slightly small book though. Here is the summary (from the back of the book):

Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on the perfect drive to feel infinite.

The thing I didn't like about this book, is that it was pretty dirty. I don't enjoy reading "dirty" books, because I just wish for once there was a young adult book that doesn't involve a lot of romance. This book only has around 215 pages, but it took me forever to read, I really don't know why. What I liked bout this book was that, though Charlie is only a freshman in high school, he still can hang out with seniors. This book made me cry, and laugh, and smile all within a few chapters. Stephen Chbosky did a wonderful job writing this books, and part of it really touched me.

The thing about a good book, is that when you finish it, you feel kind of empty with disbelief that this wonderful book had ended. After I finished this, I stared at the book for five minutes just waiting for it to hit me...

Silence is silver, but Books are golden...