The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I realize that I’m a little late to the ‘Ohmygod this book is so amazing’ party, but hey- better late than never! I was a little hesitant to pick up this book for two reason; it has a LOT of hype and I already watched the movie. However, I loved the movie so much that I decided to read it anyways.
As usual, the book was better than the movie- but I felt that the adaptation was very faithful to the book (most likely due to the fact that the author was involved). Although I didn’t cry while reading the book, I felt more emotionally invested while reading it. I loved being in Charlie’s head and seeing the world though his eyes. He has so much love and positivity to offer the world.
This book also discussed so many topics that many authors shy away from such as abusive relationships, homosexuality, substance abuse, rape, molestation, abortion, bullying, and more. My sister and I both agree that the author does a spectacular job in creating scenarios that showcase the horrors/difficulties of these topics without making the readers too uncomfortable. In fact, this book is a great conversation starter and because of that I would recommend this book to everyone!