Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I love to read. Really really love it. But I was so busy with the end of school and now with wedding plans that I haven't gotten to read all that much. A few days ago though I bought The Perks of Being a Wallflower for my kindle and couldn't put it down. It was a super quick read, I finished it in 1 day and I wouldn't say I'm the speediest, but I didn't have much going on that day.

The amazon description of the book is:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what its like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

The whole book is written in letters from the perspective of a young boy to a friend. Now I am one of those people who likes to read the book before I watch the movie. I thought the trailer for the movie looked really good. The story of growing up from a "wallflower's" perspective. Also, maybe because of the music being played, but it seemed happy and cheery for the most part. The book was not so. I thought some parts of the book were a little dark and twisty for me, but it did have some good quotes and messages. Overall I thought it was pretty good. I would give it a B-. Definitely an easy read for a relaxed summer day.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard a couple people chat about this book... I'll have to check it out! PS - loved your proposal story down below... SUPER sweet! :)