Do you have an account on GoodReads? I do.
Truthfully I don’t have it to brag of how many books I’ve read in my short lifetime. I’m not an avid reader like others who make plans to read 100 books in one year. I have it because I have a hard time picking books to read.
In the last few months – I think I should say in the last year considering in 2010 around this time I started reading “Harry Potter” – I’ve read only young adults books. I don’t know why I picked them but I just did. With some I striked gold with others I just got myself depressed.
My last pick was “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” written by Stephen Chbosky. I must admit I also picked this one because Emma Watson plays in the movie with the same name. I didn’t read anything about the movie or book so I was a bit taken back by it. It wasn’t something that I expected.
I found this book depressing.
It started nice, with events unfolding at a slow pace and I was actually happy of how things were going for Charlie. The misfit kid (aka Charlie – the wallflower) was making new cool friends that could understand and not judge him. But the book reminded me of how I was during my high school years: not being present and not doing anything. High school was pretty much weird for me, nothing bad happen, but nothing good happened either. It was like the years went by without any meaning.
I regret that now. I missed on many things.
The book was good enough to bring out some emotions out of me but it was mostly sad. Truthfully I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. It might seem happy on the surface but when you get to the ending you feel sad for Charlie. Pity more exactly. I really wanted a different ending. I wanted the author to just let him be a misfit or the weird crying wallflower rather than *spoiler*
that sad ending *closed spoiler*. I don’t think there’s anything worse than that.
But then again, I would recommend this book because it really is a good one. Leaving beside all the bad vibes you get from it, it also has some memorable quotes and lessons that even young adults like myself can benefit from. My favorite quote was:
We accept the love we think we deserve
If you’re in a relationship you might start to wonder if this is true or not.
Now, I need to read a comedy. I need something nice to balance this book. So I’m off to Good Reads hoping to find something that will catch my attention. Do you guys have any suggestions?