A lot of my friends have read this book and they strongly recommended it to me, and although I’ve never had the time to read it, Thanksgiving break gave me that opportunity. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moderately short novel (about 200 pages) about a boy entering his freshman year of high school and how he copes with new surroundings, and a new social environment. I really enjoyed reading this novel because I found everyone can relate to it in some form, and any book that one can relate to is a good read. In addition throughout the book I felt terrible for the main character, Charlie. Charlie was in love with a girl he seemingly could never have, his friend’s were dragging him into drugs, his sister was getting abused by her boyfriend, and despite all of that he was still just a wallflower; he was not a core part of his friend group nor was he friendless, all he had was somewhat of a pen pal to write letters to about his high school life (these letters are what the book is comprised of). This book is not necessarily a happy one, however I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finished it, and I strongly recommend it to everyone.
Calendar of Posts in the Crowsnest
Crowsnest's Categories#Placemaking 21st Century Learning 21st Century Skills Alternative Assessment for Twain 2016 American Literary Studies American poets American Studies AP Mindset Art Becoming an American Literary Critic Biblical Allusions Biblical Allusions 2017 Bloom's Taxonomy Book Reviews Colonial Literature Connecticut River Valley History Digital Shakespeare Disposition of a Critical Thinker English I English III English III Honors English IV Feminism Flipped Classroom Grammar, Usage Homework Honors English III HOT Log 2/15/14 HOT Log Farmington 2014 HOT Log Florence 1/20/14 HOT Logs Dec. 2013 Humor Infographic Local History Modernism Old Center Cemetery Pleasure Reading Poetry Project Based Learning Reflective Assessment Religion Satire Shakespeare Shakespeare's Comedies Class Shakespeare in Love Slavery SOLO Summer Reading Tennis Tennis Instruction Tennis Season 2013 Tennis Season 2014 Tennis Season 2015 Twain 2017 Twain Infographic Twitter UGRR Annotated Bibliography Uncategorized Underground Railroad Writing
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn America in Primetime American Experience american poets Anne Hutchinson Anne Sexton AP English AP Mindset archeology Biblical Allusion Biblical Allusions Billy Collins book review Civil Rights Colonial Literature Complicity David Ruggles Edutopia.org Elizabeth Gilbert English III English III Honors Extra Credit Farmington CT Feminist Grant Growth Mindset Harlem Renaissance Hawthorne Henry David Thoreau Holocaust Homework Honors English III HOT Log 2/15/14 Hot log Florence 1/20/14 Huckleberry Finn ideas imagery Jim Jing John Donne juxtaposition King Phillip's War Langston Hughes LangWitches.org Literature mark twain Melville Michael Wood Mississippi River modernism Painting PBS poem Poetry Poll Daddy Puritan realism Religion satire Scarlet Letter Shakespeare Shakespeare Comedies Shakespeare in Love She's The Man slavery Spring Poetry T.S. Eliot The Awakening The Great Gatsby The Scarlet Letter These Paper Bullets The Sun Also Rises underground railroad Whitman Will Smith