TITLE: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
AUTHOR: STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Oh boy, what a book, what a main character and what a story. This will stay with me for some time to come.
This book tells the story of 15 year old Charlie who has just started high school when he starts writing letters about his life to someone who remains unidentified.
In many ways Charlie is a typical teenager with typical teenage hopes, desires and insecurities. But there is something extra about Charlie; he is extremely intelligent, very sensitive and has been seeing a doctor because of emotional problems.
Charlie is not one of the popular kids in school and watches life mostly from the sidelines. But when he does find himself part of a group he discovers that comes with a whole new set of rules and issues.
During Charlie's freshman year there are ups and downs, valuable lessons learned and upsetting revelations. But ultimately there is friendship and family and love and a life just waiting to be lived.
I loved this book so much that I will have to go and buy it. This is a book I need to own.