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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I was only reading this book to fill out the banned books slot on my reading challenge. However, I read two parts and stopped. Not even the thought that there is only one month left before the year ends and I need to read a banned book could motivate me to continue reading this book. So I will choose another banned book.

It’s not that the story is boring. It’s not even the passivity of the main character. I like passivity. I am passive. It’s just… this book kinda reminds me of The Catcher in the Rye which I would never read again even on pain of death. If I was doing this book for literature, the only way I would finish it is because when I was in high school, we read books chapter by chapter in class. That’s how I finished Macbeth. I would never have even picked up that book in the unabridged version.

I get that it’s about high school life but I can’t relate at all. First of all, the book is set before I was born. Second, it’s in America and I can never relate to American high school stories. Lastly, the main character in this book just bothers me. It’s something that I can’t articulate but I don’t want to be inside his head anymore.

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