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I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like kudzu. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie retreats from reality for awhile. But he makes it back in due time, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it may bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling of "being infinite," is a kindred spirit to the generation that's been slapped with the label X. --Brangien Davis
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is probably my favorite contemporary book. I have fond memories of this book and its author. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Erin (The Hardcover Lover)
I don't even know where to start with this.
This book is the most honest book I have ever read. Read more
Really took me back to high school! Uniquely written to get inside the main characters head. Good read!Published 7 days ago by Emily Russo
I think that The Perks of being a Wallflower was a great book. Though it is written in a childish form it give you a great perspective of what can go on through other people's... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Nicole Eastwood
its no wonder high-schoolers are depressed these days. this book made me miserable.Published 9 days ago by Dj Hickson