I think we all remember how we felt on the first day of high school. Jittery, lost, and in few cases, alone. Main character, Charlie, can relate to the worry. Though completely friendless, the young freshman carries a passion for literature. With his family interest in football, the young boy attends a school game, not realizing that that night he would befriend two peers that would brand him with lifelong friendship and handfuls of precious memories. Although Charlie encounters few obstacles I would not recommend for such a young age, or in any age group. He soon realizes the importance of himself, what he is capable of, and all that he can bring to the reality around him. Charlie began his high school journey with not a soul to call his ‘friend’, he will continue to live and grow with many people who love and care for him. The people who cause him to feel infinite.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is such a splendid read. The novel itself is rather small, a book that you could finish in a single sitting if you really got into it. Connecting to the story is fairly simple, it’s a reality that I was able to plug my self-conscious into with ease. I hope whoever else decides to give it a try, can experience such a world to relate to.