the perks of being a wallflower – part 4

“maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, i think that the only perspective is to really be there.”

“even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”


“so, this is my life. and i want you to know that i am both happy and sad and i’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

the perks of being a wallflower – part 3

“you see things. you keep quiet about them. and you understand.”

“so, i guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. and maybe we’ll never know most of them. but even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. we can still do things. and we can try to feel okay about them.”


“and then patrick started running after the sunset. and sam immediately followed him. and i saw them in silhouette. running after the sun. then, i started running. and everything was as good as it could be.”

the perks of being a wallflower – part 2

“sam tapped her hand on the steering wheel. patrick held his hand outside the car and made air waves. and i just sat between them. after the song finished, i said something. “i feel infinite.”

“i walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. there were a lot of little kids there. i watched them flying. doing jumps and having races. and i thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. and all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. and they will all kiss someone someday. but for now, sledding is enough. i think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”

“things change. and friends leave. and life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

book club post: the perks of being a wallflower

so i have finished reading the perks of being a wallflower and i must say that i am so glad we chose this book.  i had never read it before and i found it very moving and full of wisdom that is relevant not just to someone around the age of the narrator (a freshman in highschool) but to anyone of any age.  everyone can relate to the feelings of loneliness, sadness and longing that charlie experiences, and those emotions can occur at any age.  deep down, i think we are all searching for that moment of ultimate freedom and happiness- when you truly feel infinite.   throughout the week i’ll be posting inspirational quotes from the book along with images that it conjured up in my brain…please feel free to share your thoughts on the book in the comments section!

“it’s much easier not to know things sometimes.”


“…it’s just that sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”


“we accept the love we think we deserve.”