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Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems
Emily Dickinson, Helen McNeil
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman Denny
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Selected Poems
William Shakespeare
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky 2 stars huh? I did like some of the things that happened in the book, they just didn't feel realistic to the character. One minute Charlie seemed like an autistic 8 year old boy, the next minute he was friend of the cool kids, experiencing everything that goes along with that. I feel like I'm the wrong target audience, not being a teenage boy, much in the same way that I didn't like The Virgin Suicides, because I'm not a teenage girl. Still, I had issues. This book would have rated higher for me, but I really, really didn't like the big reveal at the end that attempted to explain away Charlie's behaviour throughout. Just did not like that at all. There should have been a check box for how many controversial issues were thrown in by the end. Side note: If you liked The Catcher in the Rye, then I'd say there's a good chance you'll like this too. In ways it felt like Stephen Chbosky was trying to write a modern version almost 50 years later. Unfortunately I don't like either.