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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: A Warm Glass of Milk

Sometimes you encounter a book better experienced in small doses. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was one such book. It was a light read, but one I enjoyed spread across several days, as though I were the friend whom Charlie, the main character, wrote letters to. Having finished Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares prior to this only emphasized the quiet, private, and introverted nature of Charlie. Compared to the somewhat feisty, serious, and pretentious “Deep down, you see, I long to be arcane, esoteric. I would love to confound people with their own language.” “articulate to a fault” charm of Dash, Charlie struck me as the intelligent but sincere observer who actually has a lot to say, it’s just that it takes some asking. Random unimportant trivia: Charlie and Dash share an interest in reading. Charlie’s writing proves that words don’t need to be hifalutin to articulate most effectively. (although choosing the precise¬†word for any situation is law.) If anything, the truthful honesty in his writing style is what made …