Monday, April 30, 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I listened to the audio book and it was one of those that I kept exercising so I could hear more of the story.
Charlie, the main character, is a socially awkward teenager who becomes friends with some other misfits. I loved Charlie. He's a sensitive kid who is so thoughtful. At Christmas, he and his friends exchange gifts. I was almost overwhelmed with the beauty of the gifts Charlie picked out.
The ending was a bit of a surprise for me. In some ways I really didn't like it as I thought it was kinda out of left field. The more I've thought about it, though, the more it makes sense. It's a book I've been rolling over in my brain since I finished it a few months ago.
Great YA read. It's frequently on banned book lists, so even more of a reason to pick it up!