Monday, 1 July 2013
Published: 1999 by Pocket Books UK
Rating: 4 Stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years old
Synopsis:Charlie is a freshman.
And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Review: I found this book funny and geniuin it was very much how you expected normal people to behave not to much like characters from a book, I found there experence to be very realistic and not put on, with a terrible understanding for what normal teenagers from the nineties would behave like. I loved the story it was very diffrent from what I have readed before. I also found the charaters genuinly funny I had to laugh at bob and patrick because they made you laugh through out the book.
One of my favourite stand alone books ever!!!