Just read The Perks of Being a Wallflower?


I am completely blown away. I can't decide if I should cry, scream, laugh, run down the street like a maniac even though it's nighttime, or just smile. The book was just beautiful for me. I didn't see the twist at the end coming though :( but regardless the book was wonderful. Those of you that have read this book, what are your opinions on it? How did it make you feel during and afterwards? Any thoughts at all? Thanks :)

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  • 7 years ago
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    You should probably run naked and make some snow angels, if you know what I mean.

    It was an amazing, amazing book. The way it's written is just so good. I loved Patrick and Sam, even more than Charlie. I found Charlie annoying at times, when the novel was picking up a good pace... "And I start crying." C'mon!

    But I loved it. You can realte more intimately to him, because it feels as if he was writing to you directly. I loved how he improved his writing skills throughout the book, genius!

    I felt empty at the end. I was also between crying and laughing. I think I looked at the ceiling for an hour just thinking about all the good times they had, trying to forget the aunt incident and the fact that he was alone again. So sad, and so happy because he was feeling all right.

    And the movie. OH MY GOD!

    I cried, literal tears running down my face while I was in fetal position on my chair. When I read that Chbosky was making the script and also directing the movie. I was like "Who does he thinks he is? God?"

    Well... He might be, it was perfect!

    It was one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite movies.

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  • 7 years ago

    I hated it, to be honest. Charlie was the most annoying character imaginable. He wasn't in any way a normal, if socially awkward, teenage boy, he was an angel or a saint, he wasn't deep and meaningful, and I find it very hard to believe he was a genius. Why did his English teacher never point out his love of the word 'incidentally'? He acted like a five year old - he spent half of the book crying in public places. FIFTEEN YEAR OLD BOYS DO NOT DO THAT. The other half of the book was spent pointing out the obvious and feeling sorry for himself. He annoyed me so much I didn't care about the ending. If you think this was a beautiful book, you obviously haven't read many good books. Why did Sam and Patrick and everyone let him go around with them? None of it made sense; it wasn't realistic in anyway. I hated it.


    I've feel I didn't explain that very well. There is a review on Goodreads that says exactly what I mean, here's the link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22628.The_Perks...

    It's the one by MizzSandie, with all the pictures, who gave it (surprise!) a one star rating.

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  • 7 years ago

    I've read it twice and seen the movie twice.

    Tbh I cried both times, because it's just so ME.. I am the girl Charlie..

    But overall it is beautiful and perfect and I love it.

    I love Sam and Patrick and Charlie so very much.

    Though, I would like to know two things:

    Who is Charlie writing to, and what are San, Patrick and Charlie's real names? (he said he was using fake generic names so she couldn't find him).

    But it was the greatest book I've read in a long time that was "real fiction"(as opposed to vampires and such).

    If you haven't seen the movie, I recommend it highly!

    Comes out on DVD feb 12, 2013 in the USA :)

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  • 7 years ago

    i finished it today and i just feel numb and empty. i feel as if i need to cry but i just cant. at the same time i want to drive through a tunnel, or equivalent with my nearest and dearest. i just cant explain how this wonderful book made me feel!

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