The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Reflective Essay

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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is by no means a typical narrative. What do I mean by “not a typical narrative”? I mean that this book is full of crazy surprises that life will throw at you! I have learned quite a few life lessons throughout my time reading this novel. This novel is the best book out there to read, some might say they do not like it, only because they can relate little to much of what happens and it hits hard if it hits home. My life changed by reading “ The Perks of Being a Wallflower” because it taught me a lesson on life, the best and worst way to deal with a situation, and how to cope with anger built up inside.

I learned a few valuable life lessons the day I start and finished reading this very book, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. “If someone likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I do not want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too.” (Stephen Chbosky, Pg.211).
The first message I took from this was to always show your true colors, never hind behind someone that you want
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For instance, Charlie's sister in the novel went through a tough breakup. She did not listen to anyone not charlie or her friends, or her parents (typical of a teenage girl). Relating to that by being stuck in a relationship throughout high school that was not healthy and did not make me the most remarkable person I could possibly be. Dealing with a break up does not just come effortless, many people think they have to drink it off or even worst cause harm to oneself. "Even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there"(Stephen Chbosky, Pg.211). This quote stood out to me by telling me even though I came from a not well-to-do family, I can change that around for my own life and become the woman I was made to be. The lesson here is you can control your own

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