The Perks of Being a Wallflower (BOOKRAY)

by Stephen Chbosky | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0671027344 Global Overview for this book
Registered by vcrain of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 5/29/2005
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, May 29, 2005
Here is the description of the book:

This is the story of what it 's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to fell infinite.

Journal Entry 2 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 02, 2005
here is the final order (put it according to people's shipping preference):


I will be mailing this out to garnetfairy tomorrow by first class.

Journal Entry 3 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, June 03, 2005
sent first class, confirmation number: 03043490000242434000

Journal Entry 4 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
received 06-07-05

Journal Entry 5 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Thursday, June 09, 2005
What a GREAT book! I love the way it is written, the subject is unusal and approached in a very fresh way. I cried until my nose made bubbles. It blew me away. I never knew that a male of the species could feel such feelings and think such thoughts. This will definitely affect the way I think about men.

Journal Entry 6 by garnetfairy from Sugar Land, Texas USA on Friday, June 10, 2005
Mailed to silverstarry 06-10-05...forgot to do delivery confirmation. I apologize. This is my very first bookring book to have read, it just figures I would forget something. But it was a really great book! Thank you for letting me participate in the ring! My first one! Another virginity lost...another bookcrossing milestone...

Journal Entry 7 by silverstarry from Berkeley, California USA on Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Just received this in the mail today - can't wait to read it!

Journal Entry 8 by silverstarry from Berkeley, California USA on Friday, June 17, 2005
Although the main character is 15-16 years old during the course of the story, this book reminded me of the Judy Blume classic Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret because it's very much a story about growing up, finding your place, and dealing with hormones. That's not to say this is a book about sex - there is some mention of it, but the story's main focus is on Charlie's awkward place in the social hierarchy of his high school and his struggle to find real friends. He is emotionally immature but very open about his confusion and his feelings of isolation. Ironically, this book was published by MTV, the channel that gives kids the false impression that high school is a series of pool parties held by the most popular kids when their parents are conveniently out of town. This book does an excellent job of illustrating what adolescence can be like. I didn't like the reveal about his aunt, but other than that I liked that the story was a realistic portrayal of a shy boy. On a superficial note, the book was set in 1991-1992 (when I was still in high school) so it was fun to remember what high school was like for me and see some of the pop culture references.

Thanks to vcrain for sharing this book - I had heard a lot about it, so I'm glad that I finally had a chance to read it for myself!

Mailed to froggiepopple:

DC# 0304 1070 0002 4158 8106

Journal Entry 9 by froggiepopple from Chisholm, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, June 22, 2005
I just got this in the mail. I will read it and pass it on asap.

Journal Entry 10 by froggiepopple from Chisholm, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, June 22, 2005
A great book and it was a fast read. I think my favorite part was when the teacher told Charlie while reading The Fountainhead to be a filter and not a sponge.

Journal Entry 11 by froggiepopple from Chisholm, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, July 05, 2005
On it's way to Andrea1982.

Journal Entry 12 by andrea1982 from Port Edward, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Thanks for passing this on froggiepopple, and thanks to vcrain for offering this as a ring! Recieved this one in the mail today, I can't wait to read it!

Journal Entry 13 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Arrived in the mail today, I've enjoyed reading all the previous journal entries, makes it harder not to just dive on in. :) I have to finish the ring book that I'm reading first. Will have it read and mailed on within two weeks.

Journal Entry 14 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Saturday, August 20, 2005
An interesting take on an awkward journey through freshman year of high school from a boy's point of view. I also wasn't very pleased with the reveal about the aunt, but other than that was entranced with the story.

I'll be mailing this on to Drusillamac on the 24th.

Journal Entry 15 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Yay, I have just picked this up off the doormat. I've been looking forward to reading this :-) Thanks to vcrain and sarradee for sharing.

Journal Entry 16 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, September 05, 2005
What can I say? I adored this book. I've been bored with diary/letter formats before but this book drew me right into Charlie's world. It sums up a lot of high school for myself (minus elements such as the aunt that died and considerably less drugs) and I found Charlie such an easy character to connect with. Plus we both have rather similar attitudes towards maths homework.

The idea of using 'dear friend' instead of an actual name works very well. You can feel that Charlie is writing personally to you which makes the character more rounded for me.

This is off to BlossomU when I get an address.

EDIT:15/09/2005 I sent this to BlossomU in the post yesterday. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by BlossomU on Monday, September 19, 2005
It´s here! Though I had some problems with its BCID, thanks Drusillamac! I am looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 18 by BlossomU on Sunday, October 09, 2005
Finally read, and it´s such a vivid book, it feels so real. I really liked it, though am feeling total lack of inspiration to really put it in words.

I am last on the bookray, what shall I do with this vcrain? This copy is in excellent condition, I think it can handle more readers, do you want to relaunch it again as a bookray? Shall I return it? Release it? Any preferences?

Journal Entry 19 by BlossomU on Thursday, October 13, 2005
Some people are interested on it, so am starting a bookray for it, thanks vcrain. Provisory list

Journal Entry 20 by terpsicore from Algés, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, October 20, 2005
passed to me by hand by BlossomU at the meetup yesterday.
seems like a fast read.

Journal Entry 21 by terpsicore from Algés, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, October 24, 2005
Very nice read,Charlie was easy to relate to.
though as others before me I didn't like the reveal about the aunt,seemed a bit contrived.
I'm waiting for a reply from Hellie so I cam mail her the book-

Journal Entry 22 by terpsicore from Algés, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Hellie has not answered my PMs,so the book was ,mailed today to mairbu in Japan.

Journal Entry 23 by Movingtoomuch from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Received today. Will read it over the hols and pass it on as soon as the post office opens again!

Journal Entry 24 by Movingtoomuch from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, February 20, 2006
I enjoyed this book. It was a very easy and fast read.
Jaglvr sent me their address today so I shall post this out tomorrow.


Sent to jaglvr

Journal Entry 26 by jaglvr from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sorry, I forgot to log this in when Marbu sent to me! I Got it in early March I think it was. I will be mailing it Saturday to i-spy.

I really enjoyed this book, much more than I thought I would! It's one of those books I've seen forever at the store, would pick upa nd put down. So I'm pleased I was able to join in this bookring.

What took me by surprise is that it was set in Pittsburgh. I spent 5 years in the 'Burgh for university and could relate to the settings. I also expected the main character to be a girl. So Charlie surprised me with that too. It was a quick read, and the characters really pulled me in. Working in the mental illness field, I could feel his pain and want to make him better.

Definitely a great read!

Journal Entry 27 by BlossomU on Sunday, October 22, 2006
I just checked and while i-spy asked to join the bookray, i-spy has PMs turned off, so there is no way of contacting him/her. jaglvr is now last member in the bookray, fate of the book is up to jaglvr. Thanks all for participating!

Journal Entry 28 by jaglvr from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, November 20, 2006
received back from my friend that I lent it to while I was awaiting what to do with it. Since it was a ray, i'm going to put it out on Paper Back Swap so someone else can read it and hopefully keep the journey going!

Journal Entry 29 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Friday, February 20, 2009
I received this book through Paperback Swap from Connecticut. Going to read it and hopefully pass it on to my friends.


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