Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Thoughts on The Perks of Being a Wallflower and reminiscing over cherry pie.

Cherry pie

I finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower over a week ago so this post is very late. I've been really busy for the past few weeks and have only now had the chance to stop and think about the book. 

The two main feelings that I have on the book are that I really (really) liked it and that I wish I had read it when I was 15.

I had wanted to read the book for a while, so when I heard that it was being made into a film directed by the author Stephen Chbosky I quickly panic bought it. The book is short (230 pages) but the story pulled me in so much from the start that it seemed much longer and I definitely wouldn't classify it as a light read. The story follows Charlie as he embarks on his first year of high school and the entire book is written from the perspective of Charlie, who tells his story through a series of letters addressed to a friend (the reader). The story has far more depth than a typical coming-of-age and further layers of the story are revealed throughout. I loved the reading and play list that was developed throughout the book and it has definitely inspired me to re-read some of the books mentioned, especially Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. While I could relate better to some of the other characters in the book, I found the central character of Charlie very  familiar and incredibly funny. I would happily recommend this book to anyone and I think that most people would be able to relate with some part of the book. Ensure that you have a pack of sticky notes at the ready for the quotes you will want to write down!

I've been thinking a lot lately about some of my favourite books that I read before I began this blog and I've decided that these books deserve some discussion. So I've decided to add little reviews on some of my favourite books in my next few blog posts. Two of my favourite books are Love in a Cold Climate and the Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and I will be talking about one of these books in each in my next two posts. 

I am currently still reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and I'm really into the story. I haven't read a non-fiction book for a while and I'm looking forward to seeing how this one pans out :) 



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  3. Hi there! Happy to have found your blog via Book Blogs. I recently read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and found some similarities in our reviews... I wish I had read it earlier, too! Happily following you, looking forward to more reviews soon.

    Here's the link to my Perks review: http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-perks-of-being-wallflower-by.html


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