The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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  • Teresa Domínguez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book, I guess you could say it was short, it depends on your definition of short. I thought the main character was very relateable for a lot of kids in high school. I think there are a lot of people that can identify with him. I thought it was very touching and moving, and I would read it again."
  • Billy Gray
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a great book to great if you like John Green. If you haven't read it yet and you him it you should check it out."
  • Jose Thompson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A year in the life of a high school student, told as a series of letters to an anonymous friend, written with a depth of feeling and understanding that is more than a little remarkable. The author has captured what it is like to be a teenager, coming of age and struggling to understand himself and his world, with an amazing clarity that moved me far more than I thought it might. "
  • Diane Harvey
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I have to 100% agree with this solution. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a unique perspective of a teenagers life. It's an open, honest, sad, sweet and beautiful story. This should be at the top of everyone's list for a must read."
  • William Gordon
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This was an interesting book that had an unusual main character. I didn't really care for it overall and I think all the teen struggles and life's difficulties are overblown by people these days. Everybody wants to complain about their situation and that is what the main character is always doing, which is a bad example for kids today."
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  • Katherine Gonzalez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a classic book that definitely can be considered a coming of age story that most people could relate to. People who want to read about autism or asperger's syndrome would definitely enjoy this book, as that theme is certainly present through the story. Either way, this book can be enjoyed by young and old people alike. I like that he wrote it as a series of diary entries, so we really got to see the main character's inner thoughts and feelings and what he was experiencing in high school. Highly recommended!"
  • Alan Garcia
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book really has nothing to do with a flower, but it does have flower in the title. The book actually has a lot of great reviews and appears to be an interesting story to read. The cover of the book is a little weird and dull."
  • Lisa Henderson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I read this book in highschool and at the time found it very relatable. There's a bit about depression and mental illness but it's also about being quiet and doing what you like and finding people that accept it. I liked it a lot. Kids these days will probably just watch the movie though."
    Kyle Gardner
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Read the book that inspired the movie. This book vividly captures Charlie's teen angst. Recommended for every former teenager."
  • Christian Davidson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is an intelligent, thought-provoking and raw look at high school. Worth time reading."
  • Johnny Stewart
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "it is a great book that can teach you to do what is good for your self"
  • Janice Mills
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I was feeling a little down last month and a friend recommended I read this book. It really showed me that things can also improve and to never feel like there's nothing left. Great read!"
  • Doris Fox
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Read the book after seeing the movie and I loved it! I love reading about life through the eyes of a teenager. People tend to forget what it's like to be a teen"
  • Virginia Coleman
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "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. This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, 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 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. Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up."
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  • Joe Morales
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "it is a great book that can teach you to do what is good for your self"
  • Jose Green
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower revolves around the struggles of a teenager just trying to live his life and be happy. Chances are you've heard about this before, as it is standard high school curriculum in a lot of places. I always enjoyed it, and it actually became a movie which is cool! If you haven't read it before I highly recommend you do so because it has has themes a lot of us can relate to growing up in high school. It's both happy, and sad."
  • Megan Meyer
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book made me very emotional. It took my back to my teenage years and I really enjoyed those memories. I felt as even though the world has changed high school and what teens go through has not. "
  • Bobby Tucker
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book has an interesting style, it's written in the form of journals from a high school boy. It's about psychological issues and drama. I don't like the first person perspective going on though."
  • Elizabeth Castro
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A great book for teens when going through teenage adolescents. "
  • Carl Roberts
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "First off, I love the format of the book. Using letters seems very personal and unforgiving. The way Charlie feels so confidant in his format is a beautiful contradiction to how he seems to others and feels about himself. There is great character development individually and as a group. I was surprised by many of the things that happened to several people. Other events fell in line with what I was thinking would happen. Altogether this book was very easy to read and kept my attention the entire time. I think this is something I will read again and I would love to watch the movie."
  • Roger Reid
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Interesting book, not the type of thing I usually read, but it was recommended to me. The way the story is written, through the journal entries is unique and gives the story a more personal touch."
  • Ronald Tran
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Hard subject to go to. But, a good book for story nonetheless. Very well installed in the topic at hand."
  • Shaurya Pillai
    Written on May 9, 2018
    " what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, 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 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. Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up."
  • Debra Ferguson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A definite yes to this book. Being a teenager is very difficult for many young people. Having an intelligent, thoughtful book to read is so helpful. It shows teenagers that they are not alone."
  • Michelle Howard
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about a young boy coming to manhood without a real life. So he seems to invent one on paper in his journals. No one knows where the story is set or who the young man is writing but the stories are fantastically creepy and beautiful at the same time. This one is a good read for a coming of age story and it's trials and tribulations."
  • Rachel Stanley
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of those teenage classic books that can't be ignored. Like a lot of teenager, the main character struggles. He struggles to fit in and in dealing with his mental health. In an increasingly disconnected real world, I needed to read this. I feel like it should be an essential book for all teenagers to at least work through and understand that they might not be the only ones feeling a certain way and that empathy towards others is important."
  • José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is my favorite young adult novel of all time. The accuracy of the depiction of depression is quite good. The movie adaptation is great as well. It is like a Sylvia Plath novel for young adults."
  • Timothy Fowler
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my favorite YA novels. Charlie's life is so interestingly portrayed through his diaries. This book does a great job of recreating what it is like to be a teen. I recommend this book to the young and old alike. It carries such depth and meaning. Highly recommended!"
    Jonathan Bishop
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Compelling characters, Excellent storytelling book about growing up."
  • Debra Ryan
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic since it fits all the criteria. It was published in the 90's and is a book for teens. It is a well known and very highly reviewed book making it a great solution."
  • Margaret Hansen
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book used to be a best seller. It is definitely worth reading."
  • Lori Hudson
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "I used to be overly depressed about myself. I don't even know how to handle this without hurting myself. But ever since I read this book and went thru how CHarlie handled his depression, I got inspired with the methods he used to cope with how he reacts to sadness. Using these methods, I got to overcome my own demons myself. Kudos to the author!"
  • Justin Pena
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I saw the movie first, it was great. The book was even better. Everyone should read this book. We can all relate to this masterpiece. "
    Christine Fernandez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a great book for anyone wanting to relive teenage years or a young reader."
  • Dorothy Ortiz
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. Charlie is a freshman, and while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. A great read for young adults. "
  • Brenda Harrison
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Another coming of age tale but written from the mind of an introvert. Take a look into his thought s and nightmares as he wonders through his day to day duties. A great read for all ages."
  • Ryan Riley
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "One of the most unique books ever written. Find yourself immersed in the struggles of a teen that just wants to enjoy life."
  • Nancy Thomas
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I would say this is definitely a good epistolary format book but I will always think of "The Diary of Anne Frank" when thinking of those types of books. This book was great in its own right and I would recommend it to all of my friends."
  • Zachary Stanley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a great young adult novel told through the writings in the main character's story. If you like this genre and like to read about a character's personal experiences, then this is a great book. It's filled with teen angst that will take you right back to high school."
  • Mildred Gordon
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Books about teenagers help people grow up. The Perks of being a wallflower is one of those such titles."
  • Laura Rios
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I cannot recommend this book enough!! The characters are so real, you'll feel like you are living the story. It's a great way to gain insight into autism. "
  • Joseph Mendoza
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a very amazing read. I am immersed as a teen in this classic."
  • Olivia Parker
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky is a compilation of personal journal entries. His recount of time in high school of trying to follow his own path while facing his own internal battles makes for a great read."
  • Julio César Cisneros
    Written on April 26, 2018
    ""The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a great book for my nephew who is a teen. There were plenty of lessons that I absorbed, even as an adult. One really feels like Charlie through these interesting tales."
  • Theresa Armstrong
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "There are so many coming-of-age books available, but this book is truly one I enjoyed reading. It is written using letters to share the main character's perspective on high school, family, dating, sex, all things in a teenagers world. Sometimes I was uncertain if Charlie were a spectator of his own life or a participant in it. Perhaps that is how all teenagers feel."
  • Victoria Keller
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower revolves around Charlie and his diary entries. It's an emotional ook."
  • Cheshta Chavan
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a classic teen read by Stephen Chbosky. It follows the story of Charlie, an artistic, introverted teen. I think that all personalities can learn from this book and it's unique perspective on life. Adults should read it as well so they can remember how hard it was to be a teen!"
    Jose Moreno
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book is a great choice for anyone who struggles to put themselves out there in social situations. As a coming of age novel, it's entertaining and relatable."
  • Christopher Arnold
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Without giving too much away, I found myself rooting for Charlie, given what he had endured as a child. He has the normal teen ups and downs and minus that one *big* thing, I can see a lot of myself in Charlie. He is likable and relatable, as are most of the other characters in this book."
  • Timothy Wong
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The comments in The Perks of Being a Wallflower had a general feel about the subject matter. I believe I was looking for something with a new focus, and actually not a work of fiction. Although fiction can answer some of the problems of sexual abuse I was looking to seek help for, spending 5 days reading this book nearly blew my expectations out of the water."
  • Susan Patel
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Yes this is a great book that revolves around on real life issues with teens. Charlie is a freshman in high school and he's not popular. Charlie is very shy. In today's world, being a teen is hard and he faces issues that a lot of teens face such making friends, having a relationship etc. "
  • Ayaan Kapur
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I saw the movie first but I still ended up loving the book. I liked it so much, I will probably read it again soon."
  • Carlos Alberto Balderas
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book about a teen just trying to live his life and make it through without getting noticed too much. It's a story that a lot of people who got picked on in school can identify with. Well written and well done."
  • Thomas Reyes
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the story of Charlie who prefers to maintain a rather subliminal existence but id talented in very apparent ways that the public appreciates. When he finally begins to live out loud the story is really told."
    Judith Harper
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I wanted the best books teens should read for my teen child. I was told to check out The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky. Its about his struggle to be a unique teen and be happy."
  • Julie Bennett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "From the description of the book, I was confused at what the book was actually about. Surprisingly this book was really great. It talks about a young teen's journey through life. I can relate to this story because I was so shy in high school. I always worried about being accepted. Definitely a great book to read and pass along!"
  • Kenneth Morgan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I read The Perks of Being Wallflower while I still in highschool, cruising through those dusty halls. When I went through a difficult patch in my life, I would often find myself returning to "The Perks of Being Wallflower." Definitely a must buy book from Amazon! "
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