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Perks of Being a Somali American Wallflower

by Hafsa Guled

@QUESADILLABABY

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2013). I distinctly remember reading that quote on every corner of the internet in late 2014. 755 more words

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Cottage Reads

For a post-Canada Day trip I am renting a cottage with friends for this upcoming weekend. And unfortunately being out in the wilderness means no WiFi for THREE WHOLE DAYS! 222 more words

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Top Reasons Our Youth Needs Less Twilight and More Perks of Being A Wallflower

Novelists who aim to appeal to teens have two pathways they can take: they can appeal to the mundane, silly melodramatic aspects of being a teenager or they can take a deeper approach and introduce them to more adult-like ways of thinking. 1,602 more words

Life

This One Moment When You Know You're Not A Sad Story

I have a lot of favorite books but one that really got me is The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It’s a coming-of-age type of book that relays Charlie, an introverted teenager who tells his story through letters written for a stranger. 254 more words

Putting My Life Back Together

Saturday Repost from Fall 2012

“I’m reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower right now and a lot of it is really hitting home for me…it’s kinda scary. 592 more words

Personal Blog

To The Friends I Might Never See Again

I just heard a guy in the elevator tell his friend, “See you in 20 years, I guess.” Well. At first that sounds crazy. Why would you wait that long to see a friend again? 1,144 more words

Life Changing Books

I have loved to read since a very young age. I went through different phases of favorite books- after children’s books it was fantasy, then supernatural romance- but since reaching high school and being required to read the classics, I  just haven’t been able to turn back. 813 more words

F. Scott Fitzgerald