Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
 Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.

In conjunction with Banned Books Week, this week's Teaser Tuesday comes from a book that topped the challenged books list for several years in a row. Name a controversial subject, and this book probably touches on it. HOWEVER... Chbosky tackles these subjects not as a gimmick or an attempt to be controversial, but because real teenagers face them every day. Charlie is a particularly sweet teen who has a very contemplative, innocent, curious outlook on life. Seeing high school through his eyes is simultaneously humorous, sad, scary, and insightful. 

My Teaser Tuesday quote comes from pg. 26

"Patrick started driving really fast, and just before we got to the tunnel, Sam stood up, and the wind turned her dress into ocean waves. When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vacuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called "Landslide." When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it 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."