Perks Of Being Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky


Bella Garcia


How Stephen Chbosky is able to effortlessly write about the mind of a teenager without the cringe of sounding like an adult trying to do so is beyond me. Every word is carefully chosen to give you the full effect of life’s ups-and-downs. Reading into the thoughts of 15-year-old “wallflower” Charlie makes it easy to forget that he’s not actually a real person. Nevertheless, you cry and laugh and smile along with Charlie as he goes through the obstacles of ninth grade. Even his new friends, senior’s Sam and Patrick, are painstakingly real with every written word. Perks of Being a Wallflower is a must-read for teens and adults alike who can take going deep into Charlie’s – as well as some of your own – pain.