The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky I watched the movie before I read this book. I was really moved by the movie, but after reading the book I felt that I got more from the book. I felt that understood Charlie so much more.

THis story was a coming of age story about a boy named Charlie who is going through his freshman year of high school. The poor kid is going through a lot. His friend committed suicide the previous year among other things. He is an introvert, and he struggles socially. A couple of seniors named Sam and Patrick befriend.

I really loved that Charlie makes mistakes but he is trying to do his best. All I wanted to do was give him a huge hug and just sit with him.

This was a great book. It's one that I would recommend to younger teens. I think it shows that everyone of us is going through our own things. We don't realize all the problems everyone is going through, and maybe that might open up our eyes when we see people. Maybe it could make things better.