Sunday, September 16, 2012

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Published by MTV Books and Pocket Books
Date published : February 1st 1999
Source: won
Rating : 4.3/5


Synopsis: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. since its publication, stephen chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print, and inspired a major motion picture.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. the world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show. of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up

My thoughts:

Cover: the ‘’boring’’ cover makes it stand out in a sea of girls in pretty dresses. I’d rather have this . that’s just me

Book: A 15 year old kid will start his first year of high school . And is very nervous . He writes letters to an anonymous person. Charlie is socially akward. A loner and meets two wonderful people he befriends Sam and Patrick. A heck of a lot happens to summarize it .

I’ve read reviews and I believe some people will get bored reading it . Charlie s not a buccaneering pirate but a kind ‘’boring’’ 15 year old. Admit it our lives are not that interesting. I loved TPOBAW because it is filled with human emotions. There are a lot social issues. My only complaint is that there too much to fully develop in 200 pages. I could not fully connect with the side characters , mostly with the trio.
I can’t wait for the the movie


  1. Glad you liked this book :) A lot of people seem to love it ;p Do not think it would be for me at all, though ;p Still. Great review :)

  2. I've never read this, but I've heard good things. Great review, Roro! I actually like this cover too. It's awkward and stands out in an ugly sort of way. :)

  3. Never read the book, might see the movie though :)

  4. Roro, I am SO with you! The really simple cover SO makes it stand out!

    I seriously LOVE your review--the reality of real life? YES! SO excited for the movie!

  5. I love love love your review of this one. I really wanna read the book but my pile is huge! The movie looks really great too :) I loved Juno so I am sure I will love this movie too.. they seem to make cool movies :D

  6. Roro so glad you enjoyed this, and glad it showcased human emotions. I am actually looking forward to the movie, Lovely review!

  7. I really love the cover as well! and emma watsonnnn! Cannot wait for the movie! Great review roro!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  8. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed the book :) Both the cover and movie trailer look awesome. Great review!

  9. I tried reading this one awhile back but couldn't get into it for some reason. I'm glad you enjoyed it, though, Roro! And the movie looks like it could be awesome.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  10. It's too bad when books are too short to do full justice to the story. I wonder if this one would be different now, since older teen books tended to always be super short...

    Like Wendy, I tried to read this when I was younger and didn't get fat. I am determined to read it at some point, though!

  11. I've never read this one, it sounds boring to me, yet everyone seems to love it. The movie looks good though thanks for including the trailer =)

  12. This looks great! I love Emma Watson. Looking forward to this movie!


  13. I love the movie :D Plus the book is full of quotes. Mine has loads of high lights and markers :D I also got bored to some parts of the books.




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