So I finished the book. Actually, I finished it a while ago, but I’m only getting around to writing about it now.
It was really great. I’m not going to write any spoilers here, but it was such a great read. I read Parts 2, 3, and 4 in one evening. The way that Chbosky writes really keeps you involved as a reader. It’s really easy to feel connected to Charlie. Whether he’s writing about Sam or his family or the crazy antics he gets into, you can really see inside his head. And that’s something that I really enjoyed. The fact that the novel is written as a series of letters really lets you see what Charlie is thinking.
There were also a lot of really great quotes from this book. Eventually I’ll get around to posting them.
Another thing that I enjoyed was that this wasn’t like a typical teen novel. It isn’t sappy, and it’s not like the main character goes through these Herculean adventures to finally win over the girl. Yes, Charlie is interested in getting Sam, but there’s a lot more to it than that. He’s a really complex character, and he struggles with a lot, more than just the typical romantic interest. Which makes Charlie a much more realistic character.
I would absolutely recommend this book. It kept me really interested, and it was a ton of fun to read.
Alright so the reason I haven’t posted about Perks of Being a Wallflower
eventhough I finished reading the first part before Molly was because I’ve been addicted to True Blood. I started watching season 1 the week after school ends and I’m already starting season 4. It’s safe to say that this show is NOTHING like any show I’ve ever watched. lol. The show takes place in an alternative universe where everyone knows that vampires exist. In a way they kind of came out of the closet. he.he.he. Vampires are not the only supernatural creature in Bon Temps. There’s shapeshifters and werewolf as well, but no one knows that they exist. Then there’s Sookie Stackhouse. She’s a human, but she’s special. She can read minds, but it’s not by choice. She has to work hard to try to tune out all the voices she can hear in her head. It kinda sucks because she works in a bar so she hears a lot of things she wished she’d never heard. This all changes when Bill Compton walks into the bar. She can’t hear his thoughts. For the first time in her life, there’s absolute silence in her head. As a result she becomes very interested in him. She soon finds out that he’s a vampire. She feels so peaceful when she’s around him because she can let down all her walls and not be afraid that she might hear his thoughts. This of course was a simple introduction to the series. There’s a lot more characters and many subplots that make the show very interesting. Not only have I’ve been watching True Blood, but I’ve also been reading the books that the show is based off of. It’s called The Southern Vampire Mysteries, but some people also call it The Sookie Stackhouse Series. I’m currently reading the fifth book which is called Dead as a Doornail. These books are addicting! The main story line is the same between the show and the book. Each season of True Blood is loosely based off a book in the series. So um yeah that’s my excuse for not making a post about Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I promise by this week I’ll finish the book.
I really enjoyed Part 1. It’s really interesting that the book is structured as a series of letters. It allows you to really get inside Charlie’s head and see what he’s thinking and feeling. And he definitely doesn’t hold anything back. About school, about Sam, about masturbation, about anything. And these letters are sort of like a stream of consciousness. Which I like to read, because I like seeing the trains of thought of the characters.
And Charlie seems to be relatable, at least on some level. He’s a typical, sort of average high school kid. He gets into a little trouble, but he’s not crazy. He’s a good student, but not great. He has friends, but he’s still socially awkward. He’s kind of stuck in this middle-nothingness phase, that we can definitely all identify with.
I’m really excited to read the next part :)