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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosy

Have you seen the movie? How about now reading the book?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a very powerful coming-of-age story that takes the reader on a wild and poignant roller-coaster ride known as growing up.

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.



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March 27, 2013 Posted by | Coming of Age, Film tie in, Relationships, Romance | Leave a comment

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie

 

Matched is the first book in the series, the second is Crossed and the third book in the series is Reached. 

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate… until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Follow this link to the author’s official website: http://www.matched-book.com/

Watch the Book Trailer for Matched:

 

March 14, 2013 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Romance | Leave a comment