“Perks of Being a Wallflower” Review and Playlist!

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Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Pages: 211

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Charlie: The protagonist of the book. Charlie’s character is portrayed as rather immature for a 15-year-old. There has been a lot of questioning about why Charlie is the way he is. The answer can be summed up in one word- childhood trauma. Charlie’s character is way too deep but the writing style didn’t do justice to that. But as Charlie does say in the story that he writes the way he speaks, it adds up to an easy read. His character in the movie is way better than in the book. If the story was narrated better it could have been way more interesting.

Patrick: I love Patrick’s character so much??? His love for his partner, his constant efforts to make everything better for people around him. Patrick and Sam are Charlie’s senior and “popular” kids of the school. Patrick’s character is fun-loving.

Sam: I related to Sam’s character the most! The way she confronts Charlie understood him and had the right words for him to listen, all of it had me in awe of her. The fact that she thinks of herself as if she doesn’t deserve someone who loves her wholeheartedly, makes me understand her character so much more. She deserves a lot more appreciation.

There are so many quotable quotes in the book! All of them give a positive outlook to the book. I love how relationships are portrayed in this book- the friendships, the heartbreaks, pain and anger. I also admire how the character’s love for music and literature is shown!!! I made a playlist for this book. You can add it here!!!!

“the world of first dates, family dramas and new friends. of sex, of drugs, and the rocky horror picture show. of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.”

Overall, this book made me cry but it has the potential to do a lot more. I recommend watching its movie too, it is better than the book. Woah, I guess this is the first time I am saying this.



  1. Yet to read this. But I have somehow, grown out of YA. Lovely review.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thatreaderbee says:

      thankyou! yay, i’ll be waiting for your review.❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Nomadosauras says:

    Perks of being a wallflower is something I have been wanting to read for the longest time and after reading your take on it, I think I should take it up next! Beautiful review, Avni!

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    1. thatreaderbee says:

      Thankyou! I am glad the review helped you. Hope you enjoy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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