It is written like a diary and it looks like you really in Bruno’s life. I really understood his annoyance to Gretel. Would I recommend the book? I highly recommend it to anyone who loves war stories. It is a suitable book for especially teenagers and adults.
The book became automatically very popular. In an interview, Chbosky explains that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will allow readers to relate with the issues and find a common ground with Charlie and his friends and the problems that they face in the book. Charlie, a teenager has suffered from many problems including clinical depression, bullying, being a victim of sexual abuse and the loss of loved ones. All these problems ‘introduced in the book’ affects Charlie’s psychological state which eventually made him unable to continue living his life as a teen his age supposed to be. Chbosky’s character development within the book will make the readers relate to every aspect in Charlie’s character and his journey from adolescence to adulthood.
What genre of literature would you say teens are into the most? Turns out teens tend to turn to dystopian societies, now do you know why? Teens these days are just getting darker in all types of ways one of the ways they are getting darker is they are starting to enjoy darker genres of literature and movies. One of the ways to show you why they can relate to these stories is by talking about the movie The Giver based off the book by Lois Lowry directed by Phillip Noyce and the book Anthem written by Ayn Rand. Now teens these days like dystopian societies and one reason is because of how they can relate to them and for there darker nature.
Use of drugs, alcohol and sexuality are also this novel fits. There are many instances in which drugs and alcohol are used, either out of curiosity and sexuality that is new for Charlie even it is common to many teens. According to the author he stressed his desire that the story will reach out the teens who may feel alone or hopeless and help them see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. While the story aim for teens the message offer a great opportunity for parents to guide and help their children who may feel hopeless and alone (S. Chbosky, 2012). This story is about how an introvert teen deals with love, alienation and depression.
In the last few years, the representation of people suffering from mental illness in popular culture has greatly increased, showing actual teenagers that characters and idols have real problems in everyday life. One of the literary leaders in this psychological revolution is the novel, and recent film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Throughout this story, the viewer learns about different types of mental disorders from depression, to post-traumatic stress disorder, to schizophrenia. The events that occur throughout this storyline show real-life situations and struggles that teenagers go through. Stephen Chbosky expertly handles the topic of mental illness in the novel and film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Moving to the new place can be something that out of the blue which makes it difficult for some teenagers to cope and adapt. The director wants to show how our new lifestyle can affect a teenager’s emotion. Teenager’s mind and feeling are connected during a certain situations such as adapting with the new friends, environment and new hockey club as shown in this movie. I believe it is very interesting to do a research on this movie since it revolves around the nowadays reality issue; coping and adapting to new place can cause depression amongst some teenagers. Teenagers that facing the transition change needs time to adjust and fit in into the changes that has been made.
As well as exploring serious themes that teenagers can relate to such as being confronted with consequential choices about life and love that can determine their lives, even more so than in adults. I was curious on what the authors actual purpose was so I found online an interview with Forman explaining why she wrote this
Dystopian fiction has been around for a long time and interesting enough, it was an offshoot of utopian fiction which started growing in popularity in the 1900’s until today. The spikes in popularity seem to have started from the lead up to the World War II and the cold war decades ago. There are several numbers of popular dystopian novels that contribute to the popularity of this genre especially Brave New World (1932) written by Aldous Huxley that indicates the acceptance of the readers towards this dystopian fiction novel in America and followed by other novels. In the late 90’s, The Giver has become a phenomenal success ever since it was published with millions of copies sold in America alone and has been in the top list of everyone favourites
I think because I am older and now familiar with critically reading texts that I am able to understand and interpret the novel on a deeper, more intellectual level. Instead of labeling Gatsby as only a love story, I can now analyze and discuss the various themes and topics that the novel explores. I believe that this is one of the aspects that makes The Great Gatsby a classic, that when read at each stage of life, from adolescence to adulthood, the novel is able to take on a different meaning. As a high school teen, I understood the novel to be a romance, however, now I understand it in a completely different
With this has made Mililani prosperous, and then later opened in 1990, Mililani Mauka. With all this enormous growth in Mililani, it has all made Mililani one of the largest towns in Hawai’i that goes towards population. This has made Mililani High School known for as the #1 ranked high school in Hawai’i, having a decent national rank of 1210 competing with other countries, and a leading ranking school in the
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The Book That most people in Highschool have read would be The Outsiders . This book begins the story by telling us of two groups of teenagers who differences lead them in to bad stuff and them having to deal with consquences. However, the author Hinton tells of how these differences in social class do not tend to make natural enemies of the two groups. Though they are different groups who go by the greasers and Socs they actually do share some things in common. The idea of honorable action appears throughout the story and it works as an important component of the greaser behavioral code.
Especially with the buggin’ doors about to close…” (16.46, Dashner) Newt, from The Maze Runner, states that the doors of the Glade. This is an example of Dystopian literature, like Anthem by Ayn Rand. Dystopian literature is popular amongst teens because kids around that age are interested in the dark, suspenseful, tension-filled books. Love these days, that’s what teens like in Dystopian novels, but if it’s being forbidden it’s hard is to deal with. In Anthem (Ayn Rand), this quote explains why Equality has a ‘boring’ life.
This quote from The Giver explains a little bit of both stories and their past. “ The worst part about holding the memories is not the pain, It is the loneliness of it Memories need to be shared.” ( Noyce ) This quote explains that both societies are finding out things that happened in the past. They are shared as memories from the Giver to the Receiver of Memory. These two texts are popular with teens because they can relate to them both on a personal level. Similar to the story Anthem teens learn things about the past that they were not there for.