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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I first read this book, it impacted me so much. And each time I reread it, not only do I love it more, but I learn something new each time I read it. It’s March 8, 2014, and I read this book in one day with no distractions.
This book is really close to my heart because I relate to Charlie so much. Charlie and I have a similar personality that makes me connect to him on such a deep level. I love Charlie because he is so sweet, adorable, self less, observant, etc. Though I didn’t agree with some of his choices (no one is perfect), I still loved him because his character felt relateable and real. That’s the thing that I love about this book; it’s rawness and how real it is.
I think Charlie has the bestest friends ever. Sam and Patrick are so supportive and took him in when no one else did. Because of them, he got to experience the real high school experience. Though not all of them were pleasant, but then again? Is every high school experience pleasant? No. Not only did I relate to Charlie, but also Sam and Patrick. They went through things that I also went through and it just made me want to give them all hugs, but Charlie the most.
I love that Charlie’s friends and family were all so supportive of him and actually cared about his condition. I say this because not many have that privilege and it’s heartwarming to read that Charlie has a support system.
This book taught me a lot of things. This book taught me to not only take care of others, but also take care of yourself because you are important to. It taught me that it’s important to have friends and make friends who like you for who you are. It taught me that love has it’s ups and downs and everyone is capable of getting past the bad stuff. It taught me that it is okay to feel and be sensitive. It taught me that it’s good to be optimistic, no matter how bad the situation is. It also taught me to forgive and to understand that everyone has a story.
Overall, this book is my favorite book of all time and will reread again in the future. I love the story that Stephen Chbosky created and I loved all the quotes (I went crazy with my highlighter). Though I would like to see where Charlie is now, I think it’s best if it was just a mystery. I bet he is now “participating”.
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