taralovesbooks’ #CBR5 Review #3: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Cannonball Read V: Book #3/52
Published: 1999
Pages: 213
Genre: Young Adult

I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a long time. I’d heard it was good, but the plot seemed somewhat boring and I was slightly turned off by the fact that MTV published it (MTV publishes books?). However, after being bombarded with previews for the movie version, I decided it didn’t look too bad and I always prefer to read the book before I see the movie.

So, The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows a “wallflower” named Charlie who is just starting high school after his best friend committed suicide the previous year. Then he meets a pair of senior step-siblings (Sam and Patrick) who sort of take Charlie under their wing. The story unfolds through letters that Charlie writes to an anonymous penpal.

Read the rest in my blog.