Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

1st novel of Stephen Chbosky in 1999. This is the book I’m currently reading now. I’ve finished Suzanne Collins trilogy. It was really awesome and will be awesome forever! Anyway, this book is basically about what it’s like to grow up in high school. Maybe high school students like me will get to relate to character Charlie. I’ll tell you more when after reading it! Ciao! Here’s a few shot of the book!

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.This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed 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. Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up

I am reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower and there’s this sentences from the book that I felt the same way since I’m a high school student right now. Here is the sentence from the book: “He (Bill— Charlie’s advance English teacher. Somehow, I felt this teacher like my English teacher in school, Mr A. Charlie calls him Bill when they’re not in class.) also said that I should use the vocabulary words that I learn in class like “corpulent” and “jaundice”. …” “To tell you the truth, I don’t know where they are appropriate to use. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t use them. …” “But I just have never heard anyone use the words “corpulent” and “jaundice” ever in my life. That includes teachers. So, what’s the point of using words nobody else knows or can say comfortably? I just don’t understand that.” WOW. I know I’ve written a long quotes there from the book but you see, I actually sometimes DON’T UNDERSTAND teachers at all too like Charlie. The sentences that I will highlight the most is I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND. Sometimes I think about it too, you learn those words but actually in convos, you don’t really need such words, maybe for only exams/tests. It’ll be good. There are times you just can’t form a sentence with it. You know… but yeah. I can’t completely wrap my head around it. I shall stop. Hahah! "How old are you, Charlie?" "Fifteen." "What do you want to do when you grow up?" "I don't know just yet." That makes both of us, Charlie! *high fives a fictional character* hahah! :) Later i’ll check in for more! Loving this book so far! Go check it out! :) P.S. It makes you think deep with the free time you have, ponder. If Charlie was real, i can say, good questions you got! ;)

"I think it's nice for stars to do interviews to make us think they are just like us, but to tell you the truth, I get the feeling that it's all a big lie. The problem is I don't know who's lying." My opinion here is, maybe it's true... and I really think Charlie has a point and it's a good one. Let's all think about it, when we encounter things like this...obsessions. What is it that make them so popular? I think it's a good question! Go check out this book, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Simple and good read book! ;) I know it'll be pretty a looooooong time before I get over this amazing book.

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