The Glass Castle By Jennette Walls And The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

1279 Words Dec 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Over the past few months I have read some interesting books; I believe these two books have very similar messages about how the challenges we face in life impact who we become for better or worse. The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls and The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky have a lot in common; they both follow the life of young, impressionable individuals who are faced with adversity and struggle to find their place in the world. These pieces of contemporary literature both examine and reflect upon how who we become as individuals is shaped by the people and experiences we have in life. The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls has a very descriptive writing style told by Jennette herself. All things considered, she tries to bring you into her life; she wants you to imagine and feel everything she does. Incidentally, when she wants to catch the reader’s attention she uses long and descriptive sentences often with foul language. At any rate, this helps the reader see that her life is not all roses and is rather dark and gloomy at times. It’s further from upsetting than you would expect, is actually very heartwarming story about the love of family. In fact, it reminds the reader that, despite their many problems, this is a family, and they try their best to stick together and make the best of what they have. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky also written in first person by Charlie. In his writing style he likes to make connections with his…

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