The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower ★★★★★

perks of being a wallflower is a story that makes me feel understood. there’s definitely a lot of differences between me and the characters, i’ve not experienced a lot of what they’ve gone through, however the feelings and struggles portrayed, especially in charlie, are the same i‘ve had and still have to this day.

i didn’t think anyone noticed me.

a seemingly short sentence but it hit me hard the first time i heard it. this sounds weirdly narcissistic but i was never aware other people had the same thoughts that were going through my mind daily. i remember being shocked when someone in school who wasn’t in my class or part of my friend group knew my name or even knew i existed. i’ve been out of school for five years now and i still think about it.

long story short; i’m thankful for the book, the film, and a character like charlie. a character who’s not afraid to be vulnerable and who, despite difficulties and struggles, manages to actively face his fears and come out of his cage.

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