Teaser Tuesday: The Perks of A Wallflower

Posted on 10/16/2012 in Book Review / 15 Comments


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser


My brother … football … Brad … Dave and his girlfriend in my room … the coats … the cold … the winter … “Autumn Leaves” … don’t tell anyone … you pervert … Sam and Craig … Sam … Christmas … typewriter … gift … Aunt Helen … and the trees kept moving … they just wouldn’t stop moving … so I laid down and made a snow angel. The policemen found me pale blue and asleep.

Page 64, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky  

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.

This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed 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. Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

    I’ve heard rave reviews of this book for the longest time.  I finally decided to buddy read it with April and Bex of My Shelf Confessions.  It is simply amazing.  

What’s teasing YOU this week?


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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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15 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: The Perks of A Wallflower

  1. Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

    Sounds intense… Love the teaser :)\n\n\nMy Teaser comes from Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls… \nHappy Reading :)\nKeely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  2. Bex

    I’m absolutely loving this! There’s so many parts I’d love to tease. I’m glad you joined the buddy read!

  3. tributebooksmama

    A good teaser.\n\nhttp://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday_16.html

  4. Jo @ Mixed Book Bag

    I saw that this was a movie. It looked interesting. Here is my teaser: \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\ntt\n\n\n\n\n

  5. Ooooooh, Jenn, are you liking?\nI’m REALLY looking forward to the movie, but I’ve seen a few iffy reviews for the book recently? I think saying Charlie’s kind of… Infantilised? I seriously can’t wait for your review ♥

  6. Elizabeth

    I hear it is good. THANKS.\n\nMy teaser is below.\n\nLOVE your Halloween Header.\n\n\n\n\nElizabeth\n\n\nSilver’s Reviews\n\n\nhttp://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-10162012.html

  7. thegeekyblogger

    I want to a) read the book and then b) go see the movie! I have heard it is just a fantastic combo for anyone that has never quite fit into the norm 🙂

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