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February 18, 2012

Review | The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Title | The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author | Stephen Chbosky 
Publication Date | Jan. 1, 2009 by Pocket Books (first published Feb. 1, 1999)
Publisher | Pocket Books
ISBN | 9781847394071
Format | Paperback
Source | Bought, Owned
Purchase Online | Amazon; BookDepository

Summary via Goodreads
It 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, family dramas, and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to fell infinite.

When I was new from where I was working. A majority of customers usually ask this certain title. However, the book is always SOLDout! So I was intrigued and wonders what is it with this book? Finally, after waiting a couple of months for a new fresh batch of books to arrive. The Perks of Being a Wallflower came in. I didn't hesitate to buy a copy. So there you have it. Here is what I thing about the book and I'll make it short.


The delivery of the story is quite unique. It is a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous receiver [Which is probably us]. Anyway, it wasn't actually written perfectly. The authors intends to make it as if Charlie is actually writing the letter--making it more realistic. It is not a typical and most common experience of a High School student and a teenager. Surprisingly, it isn't what I expected to be.

Curiosity is a dangerous act ever and this book has it all. A life of loss, sex, drugs, friendship, love, regret, pain, sorrow, tragedy and some other things unknown to experience from a one person is impossible. You can have some but not all of it. The book for me is kind of scary and un-"inspirational". Some parts are nice from doing good at school and such but the whole highlight of the story is--I'm sorry to say-- SAD. Depression was always there and it concerns me for our young readers. The book has holes especially at the ending part. It didn't settle anything though it sends a message of "trying to move on", I think it could do better than that.

It is not a typical story for us to be inspired in life. No. Not really. I am sorry to share this with you but I am not a fan of this novel. Younger readers is not advised to read this book.


February 10, 2012

TGIF [1]: Love Stories: What are some of your favorite fictional love stories?

Thank God it's Friday and I am really back. For the start of my newly upgraded bookBLOG. I found out about this MEME from Ginger of GReads. Looks fun and interesting... So I am going to participate!

Today's topic is about our favorite fictional love stories. Well... I do have lots and let me share it with you guys.

Nora&Patch. HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

The most promising and most favorite fictional characters. Both have a great connection and undying affection to each other. Their effects to the readers are truly remarkable. Safe yet sexy. From the begging of the series and the most awaited final book has given us an ultimate love. It is just so sad it will finally end.

Theia&Haden. FALLING UNDER by Gwen Hayes

The two are so very different to each other yet their compatibility are brilliant. Practically drooling over for both of them. Sexy? Yes. Definitely. This is one of my best reads last 2011.

Willow&Alex. ANGEL BURN by L.A. Weatherly

Love. Love. Love. This two couple is the bomb. I am madly in-love for the both. To the story. To everything. I have been recommending this book since the book arrived from where I was working (on a bookstore, of course). Explaining how brilliantly the book were and how the two characters developed their affection to each other. I short, I loved it and for those who haven't read this one. I suggest to get a copy and feed your eyes on this one.


Lena&Alex. DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

Lena is simple and straight focused kind of girl. Alex is a rebel. Different people, right chemistry --- Great book. Dystopian novels are so very original and these two couple is the perfect match for a story. Even though the ending is quite unexpected... I am very much anticipated for the next one.


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