The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky was cited as one of the top ten most challenged books of 2006 for homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, and unsuited to age group. You have got to be kidding me! Some of the material is a bit mature, yes. But this book seriously ought to be required reading for anyone getting ready to start high school. It is almost perfectly suited for that age group. Following Charlie through his freshman year of high school makes me wish I had had this book to read back then. You feel for him through all his insecurities and triumphs, and you find yourself remembering all the times where you were probably in situations just like him. But even that description is too shallow for this book. I loved it, and I’m going to go buy myself a copy so that I can read it again, and then have my kids read it in a few years. Then I’m going to make them read every book Charlie read too (The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, The Fountainhead, On the Road, etc).
Thanks to Shane for pointing this book out to me over two years ago. I’m glad I got around to it.
I got preoccupied with this book, so I’m going to finish up The Guy Book next.

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