After reading the first 30 pages of this I wrote the following on Goodreads: "Wth? Is this for real? Who is this over sensitive twat and why is he writing letters about his masturbation habits to a stranger?"
Putting it mildly I wasn't impressed. But something kept me reading. Something drew me in.
The book turned out to be unputdownable. Charlie turned out to be such a dear sweet character that you can't help but love and who's easy to forgive for his social faux-passes. I also adored the friendships built throughout the book and how deep and real all the characters felt. The book and Charlie deals with very real issues and they put so many things into perspective and they get you thinking.
I hate when books like this end. They always leave you hanging for more. You may not love this book. You may not understand it. But I think you ought to read it. I'm fairly certain it made me grow.
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower
231 pages / published in 1999
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013|