Monday, November 19, 2012

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Nowadays it is very hard for me to find time to read non medical books. Dahlah takde time, harga buku di Malaysia juga adalah sungguh menghiris perasaan. Back in Dublin i make it a habit to always have at least one novel on my nightstand. Jadi sebelum tidur boleh baca at least 2-3 pages untuk menaiktaraf penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris sebab 2 tahun setengah duduk negara omputeh kalau English tak improve baik kau balik study dekat Nilai je.

And since final exams baru habis beberapa minggu yang lalu i thought maybe it's about time i do some non medical readings. So last week i went to Borders and get a copy of this;

I dont normally do books review but this one is an exception. Everyone needs to get a copy of this. The story revolves around a socially awkward emotionally troubled teenager named Charlie. Penceritaan adalah dalam bentuk surat yang ditulis oleh Charlie kepada seorang 'kawan'. Im guessing this whole writing letters to a friend is his psychiatrist idea since Charlie expresses himself better in written form.

If you by any chance took a course in Psychiatry or Psychology pembacaan novel ini akan membawa anda ke tahap orgasme berganda as you try to figure out what the hell is wrong with Charlie and what had actually happened when he was a kid. He gives hints in his letters but never a straightforward answer which makes it even more interesting.

Bahasa yang digunakan adalah sungguh simple yet very effective and beautifully written. Senang nak paham untuk kita-kita yang English koyak ni. Lemme share with you some of the excerpts from the book;

"I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them"

Here's another one;

"Sam climbed in the back of the pickup, wearing nothing but her dance dress. She told Patrick to drive, and he got this smile on his face. I guess they had done this before...Anyway, Patrick started driving really fast, and just before we got to the tunnel, Sam stood up, and the wind turned her dress into ocean waves. When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vaccuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called "Landslide." When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. 

And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."

It took me only a bus ride to KL from Kuala Kangsar and one night in a hotel room in Malacca to finish the whole book.

Why i board on a bus to KL and how i ended up in Malacca is a whole different story but the point is once you read this book, you'd want to finish it. Towards the end of the book i cried a little. Not like when Dumbledore died kind of cry but still, it affects me emotionally to a certain extent. 

They made a movie based on the book. And im glad Stephen Chbosky who is the author of the book directed the movie. One of these days imma find it online and watch the shit out of that movie.

"we accept the love we think we deserve"

Everyone go get yourself a copy of this book. Now.


FaiZaH Fyn said...

ok nampak menarik..boleh difikirkan untuk membelinya even subjek mental health tak diminati haha

Nazihah Anuar said...

It was beautifully written!

unknown said...

rarely i read a story book till finish unless it is really really interesting...

Nursyahida Osman said...

thankssssss for the review! so gonna buy and read it asap! :D trailer tu pon dah awesome gila!

Fida Rafidah said...

Maybe akan cube dicari...

~ Cik Azz ~ said...

Lepas ni boleh la beli novel Cinta Yang Terlewat... Kisah doktor berhati mulia... :)

Best baca novel tu.. Best bagi orang yang tak tau apa2 macam akak... hehh...

anish said...

I am so getting this book real soon. Thanks for the review! Sort of looking for this but malas cari, haha, urs is adequate enough :D

hatim a.r said...

@faizah:mental best woh

@naziha:u've read it?welcome to the cool people club haha

@unknown:selalu buku2 yg jual promosi semua buku yg tak best,tu yg baca setengah jalan je

@nursyahida:the film is coming out in malaysia next year!dekat philippines dh tayang lama dah huh

@fida:senang nk carik,byk kedai buku ada

@cik azz:saya x suka baca cerita pasal doktor2 ni sebab saya tau realiti tak seindah khabar hahahaha

@anish:u're welcome.go get itttt

syamin ariffin said...

i think i'll love this movie more than the novel i guess.hehe
have to serbu panggung wayang nnt.

anyway,nice review.