Perks of Being a Wallflower









By Nakya Mesa – Diaz

The fiction book, Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky has become one of my favorite books of all times. Perks of Being a Wallflower is composed by a series of letter that are sent to his anonymous friend by, the protagonist, Charlie. In these letters Charlie explains the difficultly of fitting into high school until he meet two upperclassman, Sam and Patrick, who expose him to a wide range of new music, theatrical arts, and poetic literature.

Not only does he create a strong bond with his friends, but he also creates a friendship with his English teacher, named Bill, who encourages Charlie to read certain books as a way to participate.

As time passes Charlie soon develops a crush for Sam causing him to have a man vs. man and internal conflict. Periods of confusion and depressed phases brought unstable events along the road of his high school experience.
When I first got this book I wasn’t able to put it down; I would read this book during class lectures’ and family dinners. Stephen Chbosky way of creating an unpredictable plot, unique characters, and the legendary adventures keep you on your tippy toes. Such trill and desire captures your mind by Charlie’s written letters .

One thing I didn’t like about Perks of Being a Wallflower is the confusing ending. As I read the couple of pages I had left, I felt that the ending was rushed with flashbacks and previous reflections.

These two different factors weren’t able to flow, connect, nor conclude with the end of Charlie’s journey. Overall this book allows you to have a personal relationship and primary role making it one of my favorite books. I would never doubt to recommend Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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