Charlie is a freshman.
while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means
popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his year yet socially
awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and
trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way
through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes,
family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky
Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that
perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sidelines
forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective.
But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to
those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. From Goodreads.
This wasn't as good as I had hoped. It touches a lot of difficult issues like rape, abuse, abortion, suicide, drugs and more but some of the topics are just mentioned and it does not seem to have influenced the people it happened to very much. I am not sure I will read more from this author.
This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection Chinese New Year Challenge
Nothing but Reading Challenges Wheel-A-Thon
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Let's Play Jeopardy!
Crazy Challenge Connection - Sub-Genre Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - 50 States Challenge
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