Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Young Adult Literature
When it comes to books, I am more inclined to Young Adult Fiction with nice covers. They have a special place in my heart, and I’m not shy to admit it. When a certain book has a dull cover and then later on released again with a better front blurbs, you can be sure I’d dig the latter.
Case in point: The first time I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it had a dull looking green cover which looked like THIS. I just shrugged it off and looked past it. A few weeks later, I saw the book again with a very interesting cover (see above). I immediately picked it off the rack. See the point? Oh well.
Anyway, on to the book. The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows the life of 16-year old Charlie, who writes letters to an anonymous, imaginary “friend”. Here he chronicles the days of his Freshmen High School life. The dramas of being a wall decoration. How he managed to detach himself from the brick wall and traverse his way to infinity…with a little help of new found friends, of course.