The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.

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  1. […] Notes: I’m not the audience for this YA novel, of course, but it was recommended to me and it’s an easy, lazy Saturday afternoon read. I know some adults who regularly read YA, but I’m not one of them, and it was an interesting experience. I found the book kind of preachy and moralistic. I think that as a teen, I would have rebelled against this style of writing, but who knows. Maybe I’m only saying that now through an adult lens. The story was sweet and I can see why the book as popular. It mirrors the experiences of a lot of teenagers. And, because of the moralistic nature, has some good one-liners. […]

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