Review by Ashlee Burke
About the Book: "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." - Goodreads
Charlie’s is at times a complete hero and other time’s leaves the reader just wondering what the hell is wrong with this kid. He often vaguely references depression and memory lapses like they are no big deal and the beginning of the story starts with him recalling his best friend’s suicide. But at the end of the day I rooted for him. I wanted him to win the girl and I wanted him to figure out how to “participate”. I couldn’t help but wonder when I was reading: If he figures it out maybe I can too.
“It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower