Mr. Holmer’s favorite read happens to be one of the most highly circulated books here at LFHS Library. It’s also a classic story of teenage angst and has a cult-like following. Quotes from this book abound on the internet. What book is it? The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
“I can relate with the main character, Charlie, being an outcast in middle and high school,” says Mr. Holmer. “It isn’t just beautifully written though, it also explores many issues teens struggle with. The Perks of Being A Wallflower changed my life; a truly life-changing literary experience.”
Want to know more? Read our synopsis below from Goodreads.com. And be sure to stop by the library to check out our copy!
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix 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 feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Thank you Mr. Holmer, for your excellent contribution to our blog!