“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Student Reviews 2009

The following review by a COHS student is on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky. (Ms. Waddle also reviewed this book on an earlier post.)
Genre: Young Adult Novel
Pages: 224
Reviewer: Emily F.

Charlie is an incoming freshmen with no friends. As the year goes he meets new people and finds friends and that actually understand him. As his friendship with these people grows he beings to learn things about himself and his past that he never knew before.

I really enjoyed this book. It was weird at times but it held my attention throughout.

1. Through this book the author showed how one boy found himself as he goes through many different situations.
2. It shows how a boy grows even through the hardships in life.
3. Charlie, the protagonist of the story, goes through different situations that many people of his age never have to face. His aunt dies, his sister is abused, and he cannot deny his feelings for one of his closest friends. Although this may seem common to some he unfortunately has the disadvantage of a mental illness.
4. As the book goes on he learns to better deal with his feelings and emotions and learns to except the truth of his past and accept his present.

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About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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