Classic potential: Novel takes deserved place among great books

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a fantastic book filled with stunning, likable  and relatable characters, hilarious and awkward situations and a story that is fantastically written. The story is about young Charlie, an innocent high school student who tries to find life a little more bearable with the help of his friends, family, and Bill, his English teacher. The story is written in the form of letters, to an unnamed girl, which is basically a journal for Charlie as he tells her his life as a high schooler. I think that all high schoolers should read it for the way it’s written, it’s clever dialogue, and it’s fantastic characters. I think every reader will find a little bit of themselves within the characters. And with it’s very clever way of slipping other English classics in such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby, it seems like an English teacher’s dream. I believe that everyone, from all age groups will enjoy this book, either for it’s current relatability, or the nostalgia for older readers.

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