September Reading List Day Twenty-Five: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Image)

A coming-of-age story that has become a cult classic, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is another one of my high school AP English discoveries, and it has remained one of my top five favorites for years. Through a series of letters to an unnamed friend, fourteen year-old Charlie chronicles his journey as a high school freshman dealing with adolescence as a “wallflower” watching it all. His poignant letters, a cry out for someone to listen, are filled with new friends, first dates, family drama, bigotry, and loss. There’s also a healthy dose of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, as he tries to navigate his new life, he can’t help but feel a pull to his past, a secret he can’t exactly grasp. The book universally captures the high school experience in a way that hasn’t been done in a long time. Raw and riveting, Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower will remind you of that magical moment your life when you were truly infinite.

What are your thoughts on today’s selection? Share your thoughts below! Also tweet your favorite books to @WriteForBoots and I’ll retweet them!

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s