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The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Today while I was flying back to the UK I finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (which happens to be my 12th finished book this year). The book was first published in 1999, but is set in 1991-1992.

Now, everyone knows how difficult being a teenager is and everyone who has children know how difficult it can be raising teenagers. This incredible book follows a boy called Charlie during his freshman year in high school. He is a very shy, introverted boy who finds it difficult to make friends. His experiences during this year of his life are described in letters to an anonymous stranger from Charlie himself.

He describes the troubles he is having at home and the troubles he has at school and with his friends.

It is a raw description of what it was like growing up in the ’90’s. I absolutely loved reading his accounts of what was happening in his life. I could barely put the book down. Once I had finished reading it I needed some time to just sit back and think about what I had just read.

I felt like I went through the horrors, embarrassment, and love that he himself went through even though it is a fictional piece of work.

I absolutely adored this book and Chbosky really brought the characters to life for me.

Again I highly recommend this book to not only young adults but adults themselves. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

If you want the book click here.

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