I have always found the power of art and literature truly astonishing. I think it’s important to experiment with all forms of art, whether if be music, painting, poetry etc… It’s an escape from the world and a way to truly be honest with ones self.
I have come across many books that have had a significant impact on my life, but none have hit my soul as much as this one.
This book was recommended to me by one of my friends way back in 2009, it took me 2 days to read and I’ve read it 6 times since.
A story about a 15 year old boy who learns the reality about love, loss, sex and drugs in a very innocent way, Charlie, the main character steals your heart from the beginning all the way to the end.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
Is a MUST read.
Most people may know of it because of the recently released movie, and although I did enjoy the movie, there are so many more details and emotions expressed within the book that make it definitely worth the read.
Within the book Charlie makes references to some of the greatest pieces of classic literature, music and poetry. As a reader I found myself researching the songs or poems and it really put you in the same atmosphere as the characters in the book, it made it all that more personal to be able to listen to the same song and feel like you understand exactly what the characters are going through.
I could rave for days about it, but it would be easier for you to experience it first hand.
I highly recommend this book, this was the best decision I ever made.