The Perks of Being a Wallflower By: Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of being a Wallflower is the story of Charlie, who loses his friend much too sudden. He feels lonely and left out in the world, where he feels he has nobody to turn to. That is until he introduces himself to a boy in his woodshop class, named Patrick. After, the boy introduces his friend to Charlie, named Sam. They all immediately hit it off. When he finally has met some friends, a huge weight is picked up off his shoulders. He is invited to exclusive parties and is accepted into the popular crowd, which takes his friend’s tragic death off of his mind. Writing letters to an unknown person (unknown to readers), Charlie expresses all the ups and downs, good and bad about his high school life and the drama between him and his new friends.
I think this book would be mostly suitable for 13+ or mature preteens (since there are a few explicit scenes in the story). This book would be perfect for teens with a liking for books with a little excitement and adventure. The author of this book, Stephen Chbosky, made this book willing to read. The book was very easy flowing, yet some words were a little difficult to understand (Although, using context clues made it easier to understand). I think this book is appropriate for a higher grade in middle school-high school student preference. In conclusion, this book is absolutely worthy of being included in the Connetquot Library Teen Collection. Justine D.; Teen Reviewer