Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 189: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


Finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky over the weekend for a September group read at Goodreads. Definitely not a feel-good book, but a good one nonetheless. The narrative is told in a series of letters, each chapter being another letter--some short, some long. Here is a teaser from this YA novel.


When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there is was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.

And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

(Chapter: October 28)






ABOUT THE BOOK:

Charlie is a freshman.

And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.





20 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have been wanting to read this one...and to see the movie.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Linda said...

I just read The Perks of Being A Wallflower and that's a great part.

Greg said...

Good teaser, I've heard this book is good. Sounds like they're out and about and enjoying life.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: I've wanted to read this one for a while, and am glad i finally got round to it. I have not yet seen the movie.

Heather said...

Linda: Isn't that a great scene? *G*

Heather said...

Greg: It is good, and I like how "in the now" this scene is.

Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

Like this choice. I haven't read it yet, but like the teaser. I've been avoiding the movie in case I read the book.

My teaser:
http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/09/teaser-tuesday-19-kingmakers.html

Valentina Cano said...

Lovely :)

Kristin A said...

This is one I've wanted to read for quite awhile. Hopefully I'll get to it soon! Great teaser.

Thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead.

Heather said...

Thanks, Jenny. I really liked the way this chapter ended, and I too avoided the movie until I could read the book.

Heather said...

Valentina: Thank you, and thanks for visiting! ☺

Heather said...

Kristin: Here's hoping you get to it sooner rather than later! *G*

kelley jensen said...

great teaser. I've been wanting to read this book. thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Hi Kelley! I hope my teaser has you reading the book sometime soon!

Yvonne said...

Interesting one! Great teaser!

Heather said...

Thanks, Yvonne!

Alice Audrey said...

I like the scream. Sounds like a fun read.

Heather said...

There were a few funny scenes, but also alot of teenage angst. Of course, as we find out at the end, there was a legitimate underlying reason for some of Charlie's problems.

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Fabulous teaser! My friend had that last sentence for a tattoo. I really need to read it. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Andrea: The entire last sentence? Your friend must really like the book. ☺