The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky I loved the book. Charlie is such a relatable character and he seemed so real to me, even though I had a completely different high school experience, and also a very different family life. The letters are wonderfully written. At first, Charlie's inner voice seemed way too juvenile for a 15 year-old boy, then I remembered I had my old diary with me and I could see how my 15 year-old self sounded like. Guess what, I sounded pretty much the same in my "Dear diary" entries. I also loved the rest of the character in this book.But, the ending kinda ruined it for me.I really wanted him to be just this odd, sweet, extremely lovable kid that perhaps had Asperger's Syndrome. I was so sad when he disclosed he was the victim of child abuse, even more since his aunt played such a special part in book before that.I wish the author hadn't pulled this twist out of his sleeve. Yes, Charlie is just a character, but, like I said, he felt very real to me.Nevertheless, this now one of my favorite books. 4.5 stars