Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This novel is set up in a diary/letter format, which many of our members do not like. It limits the development of the characters in the story because of the first person point of view. Additionally in this particular novel, the reader really never feels connected with the protagonist, Charlie.
The book appeals mainly to young adults (high school aged) because it is written from a high school boy's point of view. There is little to no action or excitement to events.
A question arose as to who is Charlie writing to throughout the novel? That is never clear, nor is it revealed in the end. It must be left up the reader, which by the end, most don't care.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
Books, Books, and More Books
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Other places to obtain discounted books:
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah
Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
Fern Michaels Sisterhood Series
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
The Total Money Make Over, Dave Ramsey
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
Scaramouche, Raphael Sabatini