The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky | Teens |
ISBN: 1451696191 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFemke85wing on 10/18/2017
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingFemke85wing on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Currently reading

Journal Entry 2 by wingFemke85wing at Uppsala, Uppland Sweden on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Bookray list:

Femke85 - Sweden - EU
Bookwormess - Finland - EU
Mecu - Finland - EU
Rodespringbal - Belgium - EU
Delphireader - Greece - Int’l<——— book is here
Lambygirl - Canada - US/Canada
Valpete - US - Int´l
Peacemonger - US - Int’l
Conto - Portugal - EU



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Journal Entry 3 by wingFemke85wing at Uppsala, Uppland Sweden on Monday, April 16, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (4/16/2018 UTC) at Uppsala, Uppland Sweden

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Sending the book on its journey.

Journal Entry 4 by bookwormess at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thank you, the book has arrived in it's first destination. I have couple of books ahead of it, I'll get to it as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 5 by bookwormess at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Sunday, July 29, 2018
I am so so so so so sorry this book has been with me for ages. I started reading it and put it aside as I needed to concentrate in finishing studies for spring - apparently I forgot it as I found it while rearranging my bookshelf. But now it's finished and ready to move on. I did like it, but I was a bit surprised to see it was written in letters. I know Charlie was young, but there were moments I was a bit frustrated with him being a bit too childish. But then again, he was just about to start learning about life.

I'll PM Mecu and pass the book along soon. :)

Journal Entry 6 by bookwormess at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (7/30/2018 UTC) at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland

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The book will start it's journey to Mecu. Enjoy! :)

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Journal Entry 7 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Thursday, August 02, 2018
The book is here. I have to finish my current read first, but then I can get to this interesting looking little book. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 8 by Mecu at Hämeenlinna, Kanta-Häme / Egentliga Tavastland Finland on Sunday, August 26, 2018
Definitely worth reading. It was interesting to follow how Charlie's writing changes during his freshman year, along with the books he reads and essays he writes. The end was a bit shocking and yet it made sense.

"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."

Thanks for sharing this story as a bookray!

EDIT 27.8.: Conto informed me that he's on vacation until the end of September, so it would be better to move his name to the end of the list. So I'm contacting the next person, Rodespringbal, for address information.
EDIT 28.8.: This is starting to get complicated. Now Rodespringbal that there's no time to read the book, so I'm going to ask Delphireader for address and hope that third time is the charm.

Journal Entry 9 by Mecu at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 31, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (8/31/2018 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Third time did the charm, so the book is travelling to Greece next. Enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 10 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Monday, September 10, 2018
Thank you Femke85 for this bookray and everyone for keeping it on the move, this is a book I had on my radar for a while now...
Of course it's Murphy's law that bookrings I was expecting months ago never showed up till a couple of weeks ago, when suddenly books started to land on my door step every other day. I have not one or two but SEVEN bookrings/rays on the go right now, but I promiss I'll do my best to read this on a timely fashion and move it on.

Thank you very much Mecu, your beautiful parcel actually arrived on Friday 7th September but last few days were very hectic (of course!) and I managed to journal the book today.
Mecu surprised me by sending me not only this book ray but an extra book, some tea bags, a beautiful bookmark and a card too!

Journal Entry 11 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Well, this book jumped the line of bookrays to be read, because it seemed to be a quick and easy read. And it was, although it didn't touch me as much as I thought it will.

I would have to write many spoilers to offer my complete views on this book, but I'll only mention that I didn't find the main character or the people surrounding him or their reactions very believable. And the narrative method got me guessing that the person Charlie was writting his letters to will make an appearance somehow latter in the book. He didn't. This was only a trick of the author, so why not a diary but letters to a fictional character we never get to know?

Charlie was a superficial character and I doubt he could have exist in real life. I very much doubt his parents or his teachers or people in school or older girls would behave and feel the way they did towards him. The writting style was too simplistic and the plot just too much, trying to fit tons of different issues.
But up to an extend, the book could be read as a coming of age story and kept my interest. It was a nice change from "heavier" books I read recently and I did sympathise with Charlie sometimes.

The end felt far too rushed, forced and offering a not necessary twist though and added insult to injury for the plausibility of the whole story.

I think I would have enjoy this more if I've read it some 15-20 years ago. I wouldn't have notice so much the inconsistencies I did notice now and my cynicism wouldn't have developed to the point I couldn't suspend belief in order to enjoy a book. The way I see things now, The Perks of Being a Wallflower didn't hold much substance for me...

6½/10

Journal Entry 12 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 21, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (9/21/2018 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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...and off to Canada it goes!
Enjoy Lambygirl!

Journal Entry 13 by lambygirl at Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
This arrived in the mail today. Thanks so much, Delphi Reader for the book and the extras. I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 14 by lambygirl at Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, January 05, 2019

Released 1 wk ago (1/4/2019 UTC) at Prince George, British Columbia Canada

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I enjoyed the book but felt it could have been much better. The story was somewhat unrealistic and I felt the letters to a "friend" should have been explained. Who was the friend? The ending felt contrived as well. Still, it was worth the read, especially in terms of seeing Charlie mature throughout the book.

Journal Entry 15 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
This arrived today. I do have a few before it but promise to get to it as soon as possible. If I'm taking too long, please send me a PM.

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