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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has always been my favorite novel and the film thankfully did the book justice due to the fact that Stephen Chbosky himself wrote the screenplay.

 

This novel changed me in so many ways and I get a different insight into it every time I re read it. I first read this book when I was sixteen years old, so naturally I was in the prime of my teen angst thinking the whole world was against me, and that no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t seem to fit in.  This novel beautifully covers the day to day issues of being a teenager as well as the more serious issues that are involved in the protagonists Charlie’s life; and although these issues are constantly there Chbosky approaches them in a lighthearted way that makes you fall in love with all the characters more and more as you turn each page.

 

Re reading this book for this project allowed me to transport back into how I felt when first reading it, and now, three years on how much my life and opinions have changed.

 

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