It deals with introversion, with being young and understanding relationships (all of them, from sex ones to sibling ones). It will bring back memories and will make you rethink everything about what happiness can be made of.
This book has all you need for a night read or to bring it around your own world. It keeps beautiful words inside and wise lessons, it keeps joy and despair. I loved it ever since I opened page 1, I loved it because the author does really work on how a person truly feels while hiding some staggering truths about the characters until the very end (that will make you feel astonished, aghast, surprised, stunned, amazed -all at the same time - and finally relieved ) but believe me, it has a beautiful end.
With this book you laugh, you cry, then you smile again but most importantly, you never stop reading it.
What is it about? It is the moving story of Charlie, a smart and shy boy, who this year is starting High School as a freshman. Through the beautiful letters he writes to Friend, an unknown character, you will discover his life as he founds out about friends, love, music and basically what being a teenager means, and all the struggles he comes with.
It all starts when he mets Patrick and his step-sister, Sam, both of them in senior year. This is when everything begins. Charlie will get on a rollercoaster filed with exploding emotions and, through his way, he will learn that he has found some people who truly love him for who he is.
(if you want to know a little more check here and here).
The Movie. Thirteen years later of its release, the author himself made an adaption of the book for the big screen, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is now a movie too. With a brilliant direction and some brilliant actors (Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are in there, you know), the movie has nothing to be left aside. It keeps wisely the same outburst of feelings and the experience of handling with youth, school and popularity. The perfect opportunity to discover back again how an unhappy life can always be turned around if you keep the right friendships and you put all your love in it. A truly beautiful choice for a Friday night calm at home.
" Even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there "
Have you read the book? Or seen the movie? What do you think about it?
PS. Thanks to Laura and Julia for lending me the book.