The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky,Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
This book was soooo good you guys! It was entertaining from start to finish. It starts off by Charlie writing a letter so someone, it turns out that that someone is actually you, the reader. Charlie is such an awesome kid. In high school kids go through many changes and many try to fit in with groups while losing their true selves. Charlie is one that sits back and observes it all, while trying to understand why it is that people are the way they are and why they act the way they do. He is then befriended my Sam and Patrick who are excepting of the way Charlie is and introduces him to the life of partying and fun. You will experience his emotions, confusion and love right along with him while reading this book. This would also be a great book for a high school student. With bullying being a real problem today, I think this book would shine a light on how many students feel entering high school and hopefully help them to understand that different isn’t a bad thing at all and to except someone who is different may be result in finding that one true friend.