i’m australian and i’m not even sure australia is a real place anymore
I want someone to really want me. Make a big deal about me, tell me I’m on your mind way too fucking much but you kinda like it. Make it completely obvious that I’m the person you want. Tell me you can’t wait to see me; show me how you feel so I can feel it too.
Make me feel something I’ve never felt before. Tell your friends about me & I’ll tell them about how you make butterflies swam my stomach. Want me as much as I want you.
I wish I could have this.
i literally hate when people always try to dismiss race and act like it “isn’t a problem anymore”
i’m mixed. my dad is a 6’3 black male, my mom is white w/ blonde hair and blue eyes.
you and your family have never been randomly pulled over by cops on several occasions just so they could ask your mom if she’s “okay”
there’s still a fucking problem
interracial relationships dont end racism, point blank.
BOOK OF THE DAY:
It is that time of year already, back to school season, and this is exactly what Charlie, the protagonist, of the story must face. In his freshman year in high school, Charlie is a bright student with a severe introverted nature. He is not social and is picked on by his older peers.
Like most introverts, his social distance is highlighted and outcasted by his parents rather than understood. His brilliance is overlooked by most people, except his teacher, which makes the conscious effort to introduce him to the world of literature as way of introducing him to the life he is hiding from. He is a wallflower in this sense.
wallflower: (noun) A shy individual, who prefers not to participate at social gatherings. They are the ones who observe the crowd quietly. They are not boisterous about their talents or intelligence. They are simply reserved and isolated.
Whether Charlie is the authentic definition of wallflower can be refuted, but there is no doubt that he is highly gifted. Chbosky’s portrayal of anxiety and depression are extremely accurately portrayed.
The “perks” of being a wallflower, such as Charlie’s introspection or intelligence are highly challenged by his surroundings but never by the reader until the end. There is a misleading ingredient in the novel, Charlie is not a clear representation of a wallflower; he is not emotionally stable and perhaps an unreliable source. Nevertheless, the plot holds unexpected little treasures. Although Charlie is not a role model protagonist, he is extremely lovable and holds an innocence hard to capture in written word.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a well-written coming of age story, which is bittersweet due to the empathy you develop for Charlie. The truth is, you will instantly appoint this novel as one of your top three favorites or find it extremely overrated. We say, take a chance! It is far more unexpected than perceived.
Read excerpts from the novel here!