Hi, my name is Jacob and I am new to this community, and, well, lj in general. I am 15 years old from Springfield, MA. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my FAVORITE BOOK EVER!!!!!! I love it to death. Just recently, one of my friends in Northampton told me that some indie film company named AFAYA Productions is making a film of it near his town. I became so stoked about this, and after like a million hours of searching, I found their website. I think this is the best news I have ever heard, this movie is going to rock hardcore.
This morning I finished a great new book, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. I couldn't put it down! It's adult fiction. It has an thought-provoking plot and many interesting characters. I don't know if anyone else has read it, but I would recommend it for a quick summer read and I would like to hear back from you guys.
Reflective writer...former tortured soul...old school gothette...
When I was 17 I began to write my favorite rockstar about my dysfunctional home life and general reflections. He saved these letters for me for 9 years then returned them perfectly preserved and now...I find myself with an unintentional memoir of the late 80's.
My experience was pretty dark... The content involves abuse, self-injury, drug experimentation and just plain lonliness. I have a website for my proposed novel where you can find excerpts, artwork and photographs.
I went to the bookstore with a friend the other and got her set up with a copy of "The perks...". She stayed up all night reading it and she's going to be a member. I don't know if those of you who said you were going to read it have yet, and I was just wondering if anyone would like to discuss it more, or if anyone has any ideas for a new book.
I recently had to write a research paper for my College Prep-Honors Class. I chose to do a literary analysis of My Antonia by Willa Cather. I have decided to post it on my personal journal instead of clogging up this one (because it's rather long and i don't ever use my journal for personal entries and i don't know how much interest people will have in this book). I do not think that my paper is very well-written (we were not given much time to write it), but you may disagree. At least, it is not boring; it sums up the story, explains some themes that the author was trying to express, and analyzes the impact that the novel had in literary and political circles. So enjoy, it really is a good book- at face value or with in-depth study. Let me know your opinions!
"This book has been compared to The Catcher in the Rye and A Separate Peace, but it is not a tale of a depressed, angst-ridden teenager in search of himself while criticizing the rest of the world. Rather, it is the narrative of a unique young "wallflower," one who "sees things ... [keeps] quiet about them ... and [understands]," and looks for an honest world to live in."
Kelly's: Charlie, the protagonist, has to deal with some harsh stuff and I think that he faces it the way anyone would. That's why this book is easy to relate to; everyone feels like an outsider sometimes, everyone feels insecure, everyone gets lonely, everyone is confused, despite his or her position in the social echelon. Everyone feels what Charlie feels. Charlie doesn't always know how to act or what to say, but he survives. He is a perfect hero and an imperfect hero at the same time, that's why this is a great book.
psst, laura, can we add "the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower" to the community interests? (it took a while for me to figure out that you have to put the hyphens or else it's too long for lj interest standards or whatever)