Why did I love this book?
Perks is the most popular coming of age book in recent years and since I write coming of age, his book was a must for me. I loved Chbosky’s carved-out, original characters as well as his balance of realism, romance, violence, and intrigue. The only con, for me, would be the book’s checklist of conflicts. By the end, it seemed like every single possible thing that could go wrong, did go wrong for Charlie, which I found slightly unrealistic, in an otherwise great story.