The Perks of Being A Wallflower is one of my favorite books in the history of the entire universe. I think it might have made such a huge impact on me because of the time in my life I read it, but I’ve read it many times after the first and each time has been just as great!
The book is written in a unique style of letters from the main character, Charlie, to a stranger that he tells all of his problems to because he’s heard they’re a good person. Each chapter is a letter to this stranger in which Charlie details what’s going on in his life like making new friends, getting through a friend’s suicide, learning how to date, and learning how to come to terms with and get over the past. This is such a great coming of age novel and I don’t think you’ll regret reading it!
This unique novel is not only funny and endearing, but it creates suspense because of the fact that it’s told through Charlie’s point of view and sometimes he doesn’t want to share difficult memories. Reading this story through Charlie’s point of view made me feel like I wasn’t alone, and throughout this easy read I had several realizations about my life along with Charlie.
In my opinion, this is one of those timeless novels that anyone can relate to no matter when they’re reading it. I think anyone that reads this book will be able to connect it back to a time in their life when they’ve had the same feelings and they will feel a strong attachment to Charlie just as I did.