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The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Book Review

Beginning with the cover of the book, I would like to rate 4/5- I don’t know why I felt a bit uneasy with the cover- the cover is filled with mixed emotions along with a touch of vintage nostalgia. Thumbs up for the rushing of emotions; well, the new cover which is based on the popular motion picture doesn’t give the same emotions; however, it is good enough.

Speaking of the title The Perks of Being a Wallflower combined with the book cover, it sounds very metamorphic but the content is beautifully layered, wittingly humorous and needless to say, entertaining. Not wanting to be a spoiler but all I want to say is that the content is scarily relatable, in good sense and that’s the best part about it.

The plot revolves around a simple high schooler, whose life seems ordinary but when looked deep inside, the scars run deep and life is nothing less than a roller-coaster! The best part is the commendable new perspective.

The author has penned beautifully in such a way that the content goes in a weird spiral throughout the story but the content reaches right on the heart.

I loved the way the narrator of the story is very realistic and relatable as a common man. Few might find it depressing as the emotions involved are quite complex and thus it would be good if young-adults and above such age-group read the book. The author has carried the main character very well and has made sure that the character is fully developed; the reader can understand the core context of what the character is feeling and that’s the best part!

The book has a very good storyline and you’re sure to get a good laugh! A lifetime treasure!


Speaking of the overall book, I would like to rate the novel a whopping 4/5 and would recommended for young adults to understand the complexity of emotions involved.