Book Report #7

Book Equivalent # 7                   

Words: 62, 662

Date: Oct 7, 2015 (look, I know you won’t believe me when I say I finished two books in one day, but I swear on my left arm that I did. I literally sat down and read this whole book, non-stop.)

Title:  Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Realistic Fiction

Opening Sentence: Dear friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have.

Favourite word / phrase / sentence: “I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just no exist. Or just not be aware that you exist. Or something like that.”

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” 

“I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.” 

Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Corpulent (adj) – fat (used to describe a person)

Jaundice (noun) – 1.) a medical condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, arising from excess of the pigment bilirubin and typically caused by obstruction of the bile duct, by liver disease, or by excessive breakdown of red blood cells.
2.) bitterness, resentment, or cynicism.

Pragmatic (adj) – dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Reflection, Connection & Personal Response: 

Oh my God. This was one of the best books I have ever read. I am so glad I spent my birthday money on this. Like ‘Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,’ this was a book mixed with reflective thinking on the universe/life, with a main character that is very thoughtful and deep. There’s also the mixes of romance and themes of growing up, too. I loved it so much. The characters were also relatable and interestingly intricate, especially the main character Charlie. I really loved Patrick a lot, and was kinda sad that he didn’t get the romance he deserved. But all in all, the book has really serious themes and the amazing thoughts of a ‘wallflower,’ someone who knows everything and never says anything about it. It’s a really cute term. I’d really love to watch the movie for this book now.

(On a totally unrelated not, I also found a typo! On page 158, ‘Patrick’ is spelt ‘Patrtck.’ That should not interfere with the fact that you should totally read this book.)