"And in that moment, I swear, we were infinite."
"And in that moment, I swear, we were infinite."
Contrary to popular opinion, I didn‘t love “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and the writing style was most responsible for this. I didn‘t hate it, but I just didn‘t feel it was for me – 2 stars.
My full review is up on my blog now 📚
Met Stephen Chobsky tonight at Powell‘s. He read a surprise excerpt from Perks that will be released in the 20th Anniversary Edition, I almost cried after he was done reading it, it was so good!
His new book is different from Peru‘s but I‘m really liking it!
Set in the early 1990s, Stephen Chbosky's novel is a coming of age drama which follows an introverted teenager through his freshman year is high school. The entire novel is a series of letters that the protagonist writes to a nameless friend describing various events during his Freshman year of High school. The novel explores various YA themes which almost everyone of us can relate to at least in some aspect of the other. My rating 4/5.
Last post! And this is marked spoiler in case you are attending his event. If so, keep scrolling so you will be just as surprised!
Stephen read a brand new letter from Charlie that is featured in his 20th year edition of Perks of Being a Wallflower... and there was not a dry eye in the house. If Perks moved you, helped you, got you through a bad time, etc., find yourself the new edition and see what Charlie has to say. And bring a tissue.
I honestly never wanted this book to end!
I miss Charlie, Patrick and Sam already!
I can't wait to read all of his letters again... because they felt like they were only meant for me.
Luckily for me Shephen Chboskys new book is released TODAY!
Hopefully I'll find more friends in his next book ♡.
What did everyone else think of this book? Xxx
I wasn‘t sure how to feel about this book going in since it was never assigned reading. Having read The Catcher in the Rye not long ago, I was a bit concerned that it would be another angsty teenage cliche. I was pleasantly surprised by Charlie. Bits of the story were out there and some issues were barely discussed but overall I still found that I really enjoyed it. #rorygilmorechallenge #rorygilmorereadinglist #rorygilmorereadingchallenge
This is one of my favorites hands down! I identified deeply with this story. It would have been terrible had I not been able to access or read it. I‘ve talked with many of teens using this book as a conversation starter.
@IndoorDame Thank You!!!! My first piece of Litsy mail at my new address. I can‘t wait to read this. How kind and sweet of you to send it to me. 😘
This book was so good! I came across this book in high school during our silent reading that my school had before and after a lecture. This is a book I've read a number of times and strongly recommend. 📖📖📖📖📖
Reasons why I love #August:
1. My #birthday 🦁
2. #NationalBookLoversDay 📚
3. They‘re both on the same date! 🎁❤️📕
#AugustTBR will include titles for #LitsyAtoZ, #ReadLikeRory (not pictured), and #HPBuddyRead (last one!)
Do you enjoy holidays with your family? I don‘t mean your mom and dad family, but your uncle and aunt and cousin family? Personally, I do. There are several reasons for this.
First, I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other. Second, the fights are always the same."
“I don‘t know if you‘ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That‘s why I‘m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.”
#LilithJuly | 19: #TalkinBoutARevolution
📷: Made with Typorama
Started this lovely little book this week! I‘ve never read it, nor seen the movie! 🥳
Also, the last book I read, The Chemist, I‘ve posted about already - but here‘s my blog about it. I have a book club section on the blog where I detail questions we talk about during meeting — https://greenlightphilosophy.blog/2019/07/09/blockbuster-books-the-chemist/
Inspired by @erzascarletbookgasm I chose Charlie for the #BasketCase prompt. Charlie is an outsider, who does not fit into the mainstream groups at his school, because he is dealing with not-so-mainstream issues.
Been keeping a book journal for 20 years (and by “book journal“, I mean “nearest loose piece of paper“). Came across a stack while cleaning out the basement and fell down a rabbit hold of past-reads...still loving all the quotes I scribbled from Wallflower, and as expected I now have the overwhelming urge to RE-READ ALL THE BOOKS!
Started off the last week of #BFC with a bang at my girlfriend‘s Hens Party. Here we are at Deluxe Deluxe after high tea. I was good with alcohol for the rest of the week, though I did have some sweets today at a course I went to on teaching numeracy. I only made one yoga class this week but got all my stretching in. I hope to be more strict with myself in the next round. funnily enough I didn‘t finish any audio books but started plenty.
Charlie's first year of high school as told in a series of letters to a stranger he'd heard mentioned as a sympathetic listener.
Charlie's English teacher thinks he is very gifted, though he struck me as emotionally and linguistically rather backward for his age (15/16). Nevertheless he is a fascinating character and I found this look at the world through his eyes almost impossible to put to down.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. 10/10 would recommend. I am forever changed by the words of Charlie.
Chbosky has done a great job at his first novel. The whole books is in form of letters and it feels like Charlie is trying to reach out to you. The way Charlie tells us his stories and memories and the way he places his words is just beautiful to watch develop over the book.
I also watched the movie directed by Chbosky himself and I think it‘s that the plot is very followed in the movie too. The movie and book are both very lovely!