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Infinite: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review

Name: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Date Published: February 1, 1999

Short Summary: This book follows the story of Charlie, a wallflower, who is learning how to get off of the wall and move towards the party, with the help of his two friends, Patrick and Sam. Patrick and Sam quickly teach Charlie how to survive the traumatic time we call high school. Along the way, he discovers who he is.

In Public or Under The Covers? This is not a novel you want to take in public. Keep this book under the covers. There are a couple explicit parts, so no reading in front of your mom!

What Mood? This book is a little on the dark side. It depicts the life of a boy who is battling the loss of his beloved aunt, so you’ll be a bit sad reading the book. But you’ll also laugh hysterically during the book as well. This book is extremely thought-provoking as well, so prepare for an emotional roller coaster.

Main Character- nay or yay? I love Charlie. He’s great. He’s really naïve, and shy. I find myself really relating to Charlie.

Getting Over Sam: Seeing as the love interest is a girl, I’m not interested in her. But I would love to be her friend. Sam is amazing, and she tells it like it is. But does she end up with Charlie? Who knows?

Character Fever: A pretty important character in this book is Bill. He’s Charlie’s English teacher. He assigns him extra readings and essays to help Charlie realize his full potential. Without Bill helping Charlie, Charlie just wouldn’t be Charlie.

Crust Factor: This book has some majorly crusty parts. Especially one character whom I shouldn’t name, *cough, cough* (Brad, the football team quarterback). Unfortunately, Brad’s name is all I can give you; otherwise I would spoil the story. But when you get to the crusty parts, please do not throw your book across the room, just take a deep breath, and continue reading.

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: I love the book cover. Most people would disagree because it’s just a green cover with a small picture on it. But I think it says a lot about the simplicity of Charlie.

Song this reminds me of: There are two songs that remind me of Perks. The first one is obviously asleep by The Smiths. I mean, it is Charlie’s favorite. 

The second one is, Gold Forever by The Wanted. Every time I hear this song, I feel infinite, so I had to share it.

Future Companion Novels: Sadly, there are no future companion novels.

Movie: There is going to be a movie out in 2012 starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. The director is none other than Stephen Chbosky, so it’s pretty much going to be the best thing ever.

Overall Rating: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the most amazing book I've ever read, so naturally, I give it a 5. I would rate it higher if I could.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I love your perspective on this book. I love this book!


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