- Author Stephen Chbosky
Interesting story this one, told from the perspective of an introverted schoolboy who gradually comes out of his shell. I thought it moved along with a great pace and structure, sometimes frantic things happening, other times wallowing in the loneliness of being ostracised. I wasn’t 100% on board with just how many tears occurred during the story, but this is a world I’ve not really lived in.
The twist, if you can call it that, which occurs at the end was a surprise to me, as it felt far too near the end for anything of such magnitude to happen. It’s great, though, because it makes you rethink all that you have just read.
A good book, if only for certain tastes, and now I’m interested in catching up with how the film handles the whole thing!