Hey guys! Sorry for the big delay of this post! With school starting, I just haven’t had any time to write!!
By: Stephen Chbosky
The Plot: In this book, written in letters to an unidentified person, the plot focuses on Charlie, an introverted, shy, freshman boy. He has struggled to find new friends after his only sort-of friend Micheal committed suicide, a year before the book begins.
Throughout the story, Charlie befriends step-siblings, Sam and Patrick, and Charlie is swept into the world of first dates, bad habits, and long-lasting friendships.
My Thoughts: This book was so sweet! Truly a great coming-of-age novel! Charlie is just a really likable character. He is shy, friendly, and too innocent! I really enjoyed his writing style! I loved the letters and thinking he was writing to me, which made it personal. I also loved all the positive people in Charlie’s life, including Sam and Patrick, but my favorite character was Charlie’s teacher, “Bill.” (Charlie uses fake names in his letters to keep identities unknown.)
“Bill” was a great role model. He always challenged Charlie and pushed him to become a little more social. He also had great quotes, one of them being, “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
This is book was not all happy, though. It touched on a lot of topics that teens face in our world today, like drugs, smoking, mental illness, etc.
I also have to mention how great the movie was! Chobsky directed it, and I loved how similar the plot was to the movie! Logan Lerman (Charlie) and Ezra Miller (Patrick) portrayed their characters PERFECTLY, nailing Charlie’s innocence and Patrick’s uniqueness.
The Cover: I found this book at a tiny bookstore when I was in Denmark, so I didn’t get the yellow cover. Though, I do love the cover design of my book! I really like the silhouette and the font.
My Rating: I am going to give this book a… 4 STAR RATING! It was great, and I would love to reread it in the future.
Goodbye For Now,
La Petite Book Girl