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 mix 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 he 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."
Here are some of my favorite parts from the book. I haven't seen the film yet but I've decided I'm going to rent it this weekend - I truly can't wait:
|This is something that I really found myself relating to... one of the pieces of writing from Chbosky that really hit home for me.|
|This was a part in the book that awakened my adventurous spirit, not that it is ever really asleep... but it is also the part in the book that I found to be the most beautiful.|
|True. True. True.|
|This sums who I am up, perfectly.|
|My Canadian friend, Adrian, sent me this quote months before I read the book..... and I only truly understand it now. Thank you.|
Over all, this book is just beautiful - and one that every person, man or woman, should read in their lifetime.