Saturday, October 4, 2008

the perks of being a wallflower- Book Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

"Dear Friend,
I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have."

A wonderful book of letters written by a teen in his first year of high school in 1991 (the same year I was a freshman) chronicling his attempts to "participate". This book was on the most challenged/banned list for 2007 because it deals with Homosexuality, is Sexually Explicit, uses Offensive Language, and is Unsuited to Age Group. I found it to be a beautiful story of survival, friendship and love. It was just as good during my second read through as it was when I read it back in 2000.

"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I am still trying to figure out how that could be."



  1. I reviewed this book as well! I absolutely adore it. Check it out on my blog,

  2. I love books that capture teenage angst. I'll definitely have to put this on my list.

  3. I really have to read this book!

  4. I loved this book; read it in college (when it first came out). I never could get into The Catcher in the Rye, but I figured it was a little like this, maybe. I also found this book kind of educational. How sheltered was I?--I'd never heard of magic brownies!

  5. I actually just picked this book up at the book store this past week because I read a great four-part review of it on The Reader's Quill's blog... good stuff.


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