Perks of being a Wallflower

  • Author: Stephen Chbosky
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Media Tie-In edition (14 August 2012)
  • Language: English

 

My Review

I don’t know where to start from so just let’s begin with Wallflower. A Wallflower is a shy or excluded person at a dance or party, especially a girl without a partner. So, our protagonist Charlie is the one here. A sensitive, observant, fragile maybe, and a good person. He has a love for reading. That made me love him instantaneously. But then, he cringes way too much and that made me drift apart. But then, perhaps this is how he was dealing with his ‘adolescence.’

I cannot quite express how I felt about reading the book but at some points, I could figure out things written between the lines “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” And then came the best part of it – “I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.” That made me hooked to it and perhaps, forever. Honestly put, the book did make me sad but that was hopeful kind of sad. It is a book to be read, to be cogitated upon, to feel, and to wander thereafter. It is really not that bad to be a wallflower. And even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them. Period.


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