If you’ve read any of my goals for the last few months, you might know that finishing The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been on my list for quite some time. It’s a good book, and it’s not like it didn’t engage me-I just get busy and forget to sit down with it. I’ve been packing it around this week to read it, and last night when my thoughts were keeping me awake, so I finished it.
I first learned of this book after reading a few of the quotes from it. It’s a very quote-worthy book with some very good insights as you follow the main character through his letters and growing up. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
“So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad, and trying to figure out how that could be.”
I wrote about this one here.
Everywhere I took this book, or talked about this book, people kept telling me how much they loved it. After finishing it last night, I was left a little unsettled and questioning why it was there favorite. But perhaps it is because I (and people I know) can relate slightly to this poor kid’s trama-so my own personal experience left me unsettled.
It is beautifully written, and I do believe you should read it if you haven’t yet. Now I need to see the movie!