The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I walk around the school hallways and look at the people I look at the teachers and wonder why they re here Not in a mean way In a curious way It s like looking at all the students and wondering who s had their heart broken that dayor wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why Charlie is a freshman And while he s not the biggest geek in the school, he I walk around the school hallways and look at the people I look at the teachers and wonder why they re here Not in a mean way In a curious way It s like looking at all the students and wondering who s had their heart broken that dayor wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why Charlie is a freshman And while he s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite But Charlie can t stay on the sideline forever Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming of age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower I walk around the school hallways and look at the people I look at the teachers and wonder why they re here Not in a mean way In a curious way It s like looking at all the students and wondering who s

  • Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Author: Stephen Chbosky
  • ISBN: 9781847394071
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Stephen Chbosky

    Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California s Filmic Writing Program His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival He is the recipient of the Abraham Polonsky Screenwriting Award for his screenplay Everything Divided as well as a participant in the Sundance Institute s filmmakers lab for his current project, Fingernails and Smooth Skin Chbosky lives in New York For information, please see enpedia wiki Stephen_

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    • MizzSandie said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      DISCLAIMER:I did not like this book. I am about to try to explain why that is so, here, in my own, personal review space. I am critiqing this book, based on my own opinions, personal taste, experiences and perspective, criteria and standards for literary work. It is entirely subjective, as I think all reviews, per definition, are.I mean no disrespect to the people who like this book, and who have found in it something of value. You are as entitled to your own opinion, subjective readingexperienc [...]

    • Reynje said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      If, like me, you lurk on frequent tumblr, you will have realised that there is only so far you can scroll before you hit something like this:Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary novel has something of a cult following, and the quotes that litter the internet seem almost anthemic, given the passion with which they are re-blogged, quoted, slapped across artfully light-leaked photographs and “liked”. A generation appears to have adopted The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and by extension it’s narrato [...]

    • Sandra [the fucking book fairy] said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Wallflower (noun)a shy or retiring person who remains unnoticed at social events, especially a woman without a dance partnerI decided to read this book not because there was going to be a movie coming out soon.It one of the reasons but then again it wasn’t the main one.I wanted to read it because the word “wallflower” caught my attention.I was a wallflower.I was not one of those kids people notice immediately.I was one of those people who blends in very well that I was no longer noticeable [...]

    • Karolina said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      February 25, 2013Dear Charlie,I am writing to you because I feel like you're the only one that would listen to me right now. From all the friends that I have made you are the one that's the most understanding. I guess what I'm trying to do is thank you for being there for me these last couple of days. I didn't expect to learn from you as much as I have. My mom always says that you can never really understand a person until you walk in their shoes, but I guess getting to know you and reading your [...]

    • Tatiana said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      There may be a book in the world that can address, just within very few pages, suicide, molestation, domestic abuse, homosexuality, drug use, mental issues, first sexual experiences, rape, abortion, etc and not sound like a Lifetime movie, but The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not an example of that. For me, the straw that broke the camel's back was when I realized that, to add to all of the above mentioned melodrama, the narrator was either emotionally or mentally handicapped. It appeared, Cha [...]

    • Emily May said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Clueless. I am clueless. The popularity of this book baffles me even more than the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars. Maybe I really am just a coldhearted person with no feelings.Amazingly, I actually managed to start The Perks of Being a Wallflower knowing absolutely nothing about it. I've avoided all the reviews and hype over the years, I've purposely put off seeing the movie because I wanted to check out the book first. I knew nothing except that so many people LOVE this book. I was a bit [...]

    • Rachel said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      As much as people say it, this really is one of my favorite books of all time. MTV promoted it, it got a lot of press, so many people shun it and say it is overrated. I disagree.I didn't read this book until last year, when I turned 21. My boyfriend owned it, it seemed like a quick read, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.Main character Charlie is loveable from the first sentence out of his mouth. There are endless quoteable quotes in this book that had me folding the page over so I [...]

    • LolaReviewer said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      ‘‘Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.’’That is quite true. I have stumbled across many beautiful sentences, throughout my reading, and ones that make us think but, this one, is my absolute favorite of them all.There is so much that can be said about this, yet I don’t seem to find the right words, but I will try my best. It was such an… emotional, deep and realistic story. The plot was simple, if we only look at it as a whole, but every detail contributed to make it an in [...]

    • Jesse (JesseTheReader) said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      THIS BOOK ALWAYS BRINGS ME SO MANY FEELS. 3rd time re-reading it and I still feel infinite.

    • Emma Giordano said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      I don't even think I can truly convey how much I loved this book other than to say it was entirely life changing and I'm so upset it took me this long to read it.

    • Megan said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      *UPDATE:* I went and saw the movie today and it was a very good movie. Stephen Chbosky directed the movie and it was very true to the book, I would say almost exact. So if you liked the book I would definitely recommend going to see the movie, you will enjoy it! I have been struggling with how to rate this book since I finished it. I loved this book but then at the same time it was just okay. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am finally secure with who I am… but in high school th [...]

    • DC said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      June 30, 2012Dear Charlie,First of all, thank you for sending me your poignant letters. I'm honored you think of me as a person that didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though I could have. I'm ecstatic you decided to allow me to read your thoughts. I'm glad you proved to be such a great letter-writer/story-teller. I am really quite happy about this.It was nice receiving letters from you, even though they're dated long ago. I know that I got them for only a couple of months ( [...]

    • Stephanie said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      This book is beautiful. It is a classic teenager read. I have probably read this book a million times and it never gets old. I love how honest and deep Charlie is. He will get you thinking about the good things and what really matters in life. I am inspired whenever I read this book and I hope you can get as much out of it as I do each and every time. This is was my book report for school. Hope it helps!“We are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even [...]

    • Meredith said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Resounding accuracy of the voice of a boy teetering on the brink of adulthood, ? Um yeah, maybe if all kids teetering on the brink of adulthood made you question if they were autistic and spent the majority of their free time reading the classics and going to therapy. Don't get me wrong. This book is good. You want to find out what the deal is with the main character for the entire book and at the end, you eventually get a pretty damn good idea. But for the love, this is not the Catcher in the R [...]

    • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      The book be like - CRY, BITCH.After 50 pages I would have written that The Perks of Being a Wallflower was poorly written, boring and tasteless.After 100 pages I would have clapped because really, wow, Stephen Chbosky really did want to tick all the strong issues boxes, haha. /sarcasm. After 150 pages I would have needed a drink to handle all that fucking CRYING and talking and the total LACK of any attempt to actually DEAL with the issues piling up. No, three pages of so-called teenage philosop [...]

    • K.D. Absolutely said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      The Perks of Being a Wallflower: A. Free live sex shows but you are not allowed to tell anyone. B. Free LSD mixed in a brownie. C. Free to make out with girls who take fancy on you because you seem to be harmless. D. Free books because you are autistic hence you can finish a challenging book to read like Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” in 12 days and your English teacher wants to challenge you by giving you more and more books to read. E. All of the above. F. None of the above.I read this no [...]

    • Allie said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Drugs, abuse, child molestation, anything that would make people cry & be traumatizing for a teenager, it's all here in overdose, injected wherever possible into every character's life. How can the author be such a douche.I felt emotionally manipulated by this inconsistently written, I'm-trying-to-be-deep-and-real-and-strike-emotional-chords crying fest.So I Hulk-smashed it into the recycling bin.God.

    • Mario said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.Damn, this book was amazing. And it's not one of those books where you figure out how amazing it is at the beginning, or even through the first half. It slowly creeps up on you. Or at least is slowly crept [...]

    • Christy said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      This is one of those books that has been on my TBR for years. I’m glad I finally made the time to listen to it. Charlie’s story is an endearing coming of age tale. It’s a journey. Charlie is finding himself, who his true friends are, and really coming into his own. I loved Charlie’s character. He was such a real and genuine person. Sam and Patrick were fantastic, too. Now that I’ve finally made the time to read this, I’m looking forward to watching the film!

    • Annalisa said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      3. 5 stars.I almost didn't finish this book. The main character was so hard to figure out. He was supposed to be intelligent but he was so naive. I get being book smart but dumb streetwise, but it was basic social and life knowledge that he didn't get. One minute he seemed wise beyond his years and the next he acted like a child thrust into a teenage life.There were also a couple of scenes that I didn't think were believable. I almost put the book down (view spoiler)[at the rape scene. There is [...]

    • Shirley Marr said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." URGH! I hate that quote! It smacks of a forced whimsy and I bet you that nobody actually knows what it means because they don't want to be outed as a non-cool kid, so everyone pretends that it's deep instead of perhaps the matter of the truth - that it probably doesn't make any sense and therefore means squat all.This quote just makes me think of this: The Infinite Cat Project. But that type of infinity is better because it a) involves cats and c) [...]

    • Anne said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Ok.So, why does no one really mention that Charlie seems to be a high functioning autistic? I mean, there's a difference between shy or wallflower, and autistic. The way he doesn't understand social norms, his thought process, his actions (and inactions in certain situations), even the awkward ways he expresses his feelings. They all point to someone who sees the world differently than the rest of us.Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm totally misreading what Chbosky was trying to portray. Or maybe Chbos [...]

    • Daniel said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Bloody awful. Imagine this: The Catcher In The Rye was fucked rough by A Million Little Pieces. The zygote's DNA was re-spliced with 1980's panic journalism and bombarded with x-rays for six months. It was then delivered premature on a bloody altar beneath a full moon and methodically, repeatedly dropped on its head by Chuck Palahniuk.Any plot whose central premise is an amnesia of the daytime TV variety belongs in a very special category. For me that category is "books to be burned with their a [...]

    • Madeline said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Not for the first time, I find myself reading a book about ten years too late and being utterly incapable of connecting with it on any level. Someone probably should have made me read this when I was in high school, and I most likely would have reviewed it more favorably - then again, I read The Catcher in the Rye when I was fifteen and found Holden Caulfield to be utterly insufferable, so it's entirely possible that I just do not care about the struggle of the middle-class teenage white boy. Re [...]

    • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      Actual rating: 4.5 starsSo, I've read this twice now. The first time I read it, I think I was about 14 years old and I believe I originally gave it three stars. But after waiting a few years and reading it again, discussing it with my book group at school, and seeing the movie (which I loved), my appreciation for it has grown immensely. And I think there's a lot of things I missed out on or didn't sympathize with as much when I read it as a younger teenager. Thus, I'm bumping my rating up to 4.5 [...]

    • Kristin (KC) said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      *5 Stars* A touching and emotional portrayal of an ordinary boy finding his significanceThe brilliance and beauty of this book is discreet and quiet. We have Charlie — the awkward, lovable narrator — revealing his story through a consistent flow of letters to a "friend". The letters are candid and based off emotion — exactly what you'd expect from a teenaged perspective. There is no specific plot design; no standard structure this story follows — in fact, at first glance, you may be incl [...]

    • F said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      I really liked this book.

    • Kim said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      There are certain nuggets… certain lines or sentiments that I stockpile when I read I find them on pieces of paper towels or on the back of notebooks, I’ve stopped writing them on my arms since it grosses my husband out…. but they are still there, those little lines of self therapy that I rely on to further my mental wellness and to avoid those damn co-pays. So, I’m reading yet another YA book about a teen with issues that seem so prevalent these days, I mean, really, what teen doesn’t [...]

    • Pearl Angeli said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 16:06 PM

      I've listened to this novel in audiobook and I've enjoyed every bit of it. The voice of the narrator and main character Charlie, is so lively and engaging, it actually gives the story a lot of entertainment.The story is told in Charlie's perspective in a form of series of letters to someone. It's like listening to someone read a diary-- but in a deeper and more dramatic sense. Throughout the book, Charlie conveyed everything about his life as a freshman and the inner struggles he had-- trying to [...]

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