Jun 19, 2021yandang rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Steven Chobsky is an epistolary-style novel about the trials and tribulations of high school, as told by our narrator and protagonist, Charlie. The book is a series of letters addressed to an unknown recipient, and Charlie says he has changed all the names of the people he writes about so as to stay anonymous. This poignant coming-of-age story takes us through Charlie’s rollercoaster of a high school experience, from advanced English to first love.
What I like most about this book is how sincere Charlie comes across, something the movie adaptation undoubtedly lacked. I would say this book is one of the most realistic depictions of high school life I’ve come across; the interactions Charlie describes are so ordinary and yet so compelling. I would give this book a rating of 4.5 stars.
The book does include some vulgar language and mentions of sexual encounters, but nothing too graphic, which is why I would give it an age rating of 15+.
-An Vu, Grade 10