Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Recently Read: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Recently Read is a series I started in March (along with my blog!) and have since abandoned slightly!  Mainly because I am only mentioning books that I actually enjoyed and think are worth telling other people about.  Here are the two I have done previously:

To Kill A Mockingbird
The Tenth Circle


The Perks of Being a Wallflower is by Stephen Chbosky and I have wanted to read it for a while.  Since the film was coming out I decided to get a move on and read it so I could go and watch it at the cinema!

The general plot is a year in the life of an American boy as he starts high school.  The book is unusual as it is written in the format of letters written to an unknown receiver.  It is not mentioned at all but it becomes obvious that the boy, Charlie, has a mild form of Autism - which can make social situations quite challenging for him.  He starts high school with no friends but gets talking to two senior pupils and the story goes from there.

It took me a few letters (rather than chapters?!) to get into it as it started out quite slowly but once you get to know him and used to his style of writing you are quickly drawn into his world.  The language in it is also very simple and easy to read which is always nice!  Charlie is such a lovely, warm character you can't help but love.

Also, something happens at the end which really makes me want me read it again, having that knowledge... ooh mysterious eh?  Sadly I don't have time with my Reading Challenge this year... maybe next year!

I am looking forward to going to see the film, I think we are going on Friday!



  1. I read this on holiday, it was really good! I can't wait to see the film x

  2. I love that reading challenge idea! I'm going to do that next year. I love reading but never manage to find the time xx

    1. It's great way to motivate yourself - especially me as I respond very well to those sort of things, I'm such a loser haha!

  3. I first read this a couple of years ago, and reread it this month after finding out about the film.

    I do like this book, but I found sometimes it actually impacted my mood. When I finished it, I actually felt really sad and emotional because of the ending?!

    1. Ahh yes. That's why I want to reread it because I think I'll feel differently knowing the end! Eeeek...

  4. I really want to read this too!
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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