I really loved this book, even because it can be classified in my favorite genre of books. The story is involving and the book is so page-turner! I liked so much the personal growth of the protagonist, but my favorite character remains Patrick: he is funny but he can also be wise when needed. I also appreciated the ending, because it isn't a commonplace final, but it lets you imagine the development of the main character in the future. I also found the choice of writing the book in the form of letters very interesting and innovative. There are many quotes from the book that are highly significative
We accept the love we think we deserve
This is a sad quote from the book because it shows that sometimes we tend to understimate ourself. I believe that in love there are no rules, so the most handsome and kind man can fall in love with the less beautiful and pretty woman, but this doesn't mean the the girl mustn't accept his love. On the contrary, we mustn't accept the false love of someone that doesn't love us only because we think that this is the best we can ever have. Love is love, and this is all.
enjoy it, because it's happening
This extract reminds me about another film, that is "Dead Poets Society", and its most famous quotation "carpe diem". I think that when something beautiful happens to us, we can't think that it won't happen again, instead we must live the moment, or we will regret it.
It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book
Since I am a teenager, I have identified myself in the events that the characters experience. While I was reading the book I had also listened to the songs that Charlie loves. There is a song that is the most repeated in all the book: Asleep by the Smith. I believe that listen to the songs that the book suggests is useful for identifying better with the characters.
The title,"The perks of being a wallflower" reflects the nature of the protagonist: indeed, Charlie tends to listen more than talk, he doesn't do anything but he knows everything about everybody. The italian translation "Noi siamo infinito" derives from the scene of the tunnel, where Charlie said «And I swear in that moment we were infinite».