The Perks of Being A Wallflower – based on a true story


Yesterday I sat down and began reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. And two hours later, I finished it. I flew through the book like a robin flees for cover. Amazing. Fantastic. I’m having a difficult time finding adjectives to describe just how good the book is and how wonderful it made me feel. When I finished the movie this morning, it dawned on me that there have been some reoccurring themes in the last few books that I’ve read that may explain why I love them so much: friendship. The connections between Charlie, Sam and Patrick and even Pudge, the Colonel and Alaska (albiet they were very short-term) are connections that I find myself wanting more and more..and now even more. Perhaps I even might yearn for a connection like that of Charlie and Sam/Pudge and Alaska but I don’t think that is 100% relevant.

I felt that I could relate to Charlie in a lot of ways. How I’d like to be a writer, how a great group of friends broke him free of his shell, his fascination with reading — the only thing I would like to steal from Charlie’s personality is his ability to maintain a strong connection between the people around him, whether it be his best friends or even a great teacher.

I’m really, really glad I’m reading again. I can’t stress this enough. This was an unexpected surprise on the ride to June 1st: a road to change. Now if only I could keep turn this enthusiasm into working out…that’d be great.

I’ve decided to put Weslay: the Movie on hold for the future. I feel very unprepared, unmotivated, unsure, and well I just don’t have any money dammit. Not that anyone was really excited about it besides myself.

Until we meet again.

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One thought on “The Perks of Being A Wallflower – based on a true story

  1. theqzero

    i love the movie, words can’t describe how it made me feel, im going to go to my school library and check out the book. i too am a freshmen like Charlie.

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