You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky
well written, there are good characters. The story is funny story but not likely to make you laugh.
To me books, movies etc... must have a meaning to them. Well I could not find any here other than remembering my not so great adolescence. Maybe I have to watch the movie to find out if there was supposed to have a deeper meaning to the book other than just a weird teenager talking about his life. Movies usually go straight to the point.
I don't want to spoil it, but Charlie is not a skizo as is seemed to me at some point during the book, I thought that his best friends were created by his imagination.
It feels like big brother on the first person, when you are watching the show you just get glimpses of what is happening since the producers have to cram a whole day into a few minutes.
*** After the end of the book update.
The previous paragraphs were written while I was reading the book.
Yes, there is a point to the story, but you won't make you fell better in the end. And you just really understand what is going on at the very end of the book
The author draws us into Charlie's world and can't help falling in love with this sensitive soul. Quite emotional at times and got me tearing up in some parts.
I really love the narrator in this book. You can tell this guy is a teenager himself. It gave more heart I think than if it had been an adult reading. definitely worth listening to.
I finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower in about 24 hours... (I'm sure my first Medsurg II test grade will reflect this).
Every possible young adult problem is covered in this book.
This story touched my heart because so many things in it hit so close to home.
i am a fashionista nerd> I am studying as well as practicing Medicine. I am also a Phd student . I love mathamatics as well. Shopping !!
I saw the movie and loved it so I wanted to read the book to compare! The book was even better. I couldn't put it down. I made time to listen. Great coming of age book. But even better for adults. Writing clear and descriptive. The narrarator was soothing and invitive. The disturbing back story was not overpowering. Which made the read not soppy and uncomfortable. A great great listen.
In listening to this book all I could think was how weird it was the similarities between this kid and myself in the way he thinks and acts towards others. The story was told very well painting vivid pictures bettered only by the artful way in which it was read.
I was impressed with the narrator. He did a great job switching between the many voices, both male & female, young and old. The emotion & struggles, highs & lows of the protagonist felt real, as did the many characters the narrator gave voice to. I feel that the story is not just for adolescents.
Loved everything about it, including the narrator. It was relatable, and the narration wasn't monotone or anything. Would recommend it to young adults, or any age group in general.