The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
This was one of those books where I saw the film before deciding to actually read the book. Now, this was one of the books I actually listened to on Audible because at the time, I was busy to pick up the physical copy, but the enjoyment was the same.
Never the less, I am recommending this novel, because of the message that comes with it. These are one of those books that will make you have a box of tissues at the ready.