Monday, 18 February 2013

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

-Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Series: None
-Genera : Realistic Fiction > Coming Of Age
-Age Group: Young Adult
-Publisher: Simon & Schuster
-Source: Borrowed from my cousin Hoda...
-Rating:  5/5 (did not finish)

Charlie is a freshman.
And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years 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 sideline 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.

My review: 
As much as I was excited, I was not able to finish it.
 The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about a boy who is sort of stuck in his life, he sees and hears things but he never reacts. I think one person mad a change in his life -his aunt- but now she is dead. Charlie is sensitive person -too sensitive for a boy- still he is opening up to new friends, lives and world beyond his imagination not within fantasy but the real daily life.

I stopped at page 50 -the end of part 1- I had to stop, this book is pure Five out of five a classic of our time but still I had to stop. The Perks of Being a Wallflower opened my eyes wider to the world around; the problem within me not the book. I realized; I myself a wallflower. I see and hear things every day but never move a muscle to change. Indeed, in my country double standards rules these days; killing, rapists and hate -all means the real world-. I had to stop for I shut myself away from reality -that's why I read mostly Fantasy-. The book is perfect but not for me.

I recommend it for teens that are facing changes in life; you are not alone.

Perfect novel but forgive me for not being able to finish it.
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