Ladies of the Book Club: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

Hello Thoughtful Readers!

Thank you to all who attended and made last night's meeting a success!

We will be reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Meeting on April 23, at 7:00 pm at my house. Please feel free to bring whatever you would like to eat and/or drink and something to share if that's how you roll.

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Amazon Summary

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.

 

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  • ROSEMARY

    Thank you Andrea for putting this group together and letting us all into yhour home! I really enjoyed my first book group with everyone. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • August

    You guys were great fun to talk with. Thanks for a nice evening. I'll see you all next time.

    Special thanks to Andrea for her hospitality.

    April 24, 2013

  • Gizelle

    Big thanks to Andrea for opening up her home to us and it was great to see everyone again.

    April 24, 2013

  • Bev

    Feeling crummy with a sore throat. Sorry to miss it!

    April 23, 2013

  • Brenda

    Can't make it this time ... Work got in the way of finishing the book.

    April 21, 2013

    • Jennifer H.

      I agree with the above! We've seen that the discussion is still fruitful even if you haven't read the book.

      April 23, 2013

    • Nikki

      Brenda, I can give you synopsis in 15 minutes if all else fails.

      April 23, 2013

  • ROSEMARY

    Hello Andrea! I am having trouble downloading the address for tomorrow's meeting. Could you resend it? Thanks!

    April 22, 2013

    • August

      me too, need address please

      April 22, 2013

    • Jennifer H.

      If you haven't received Andrea's message, you may want to check with your meetup settings to make sure you get messages from this group. She always sends messages to people to make sure thy get the info.

      April 23, 2013

  • Lyn

    Hi, I plan on coming but I don't leave work until 7:30 so if I don't find parking I'll probably just bail...

    April 19, 2013

  • Cathy R.

    I just joined this group so am looking forward to the meeting in May.

    April 18, 2013

  • Ruth

    Sorry, I didn't read the book this month so can't attend. I will try to do better next time!

    April 17, 2013

  • August

    I'm going to give this another go...

    I've read the book and I'm ready for some good discussion. All I need to know is where to go!
    thanks, looking forward to meeting you guys,
    PJ

    April 1, 2013

  • Linda S.

    Where are you located?

    March 13, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Hi, I am interested in reading this book and discussing it with the group. Could you tell me in what city your home is located? Thanks Christine

    March 13, 2013

  • August

    I"m rsvp-ing. I missed last night never got the address! HOpe you guys had a good meeting, and look forward to meeting you next time.

    March 13, 2013

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