A World of Overcomers

“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. And we can try to feel okay about them.” -Chbosky Last part, […]

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Welcome back:) Or should I say, “Welcome back:(,” because this book is pretty depressing right now. Charlie begins Part 3 with a letter about his experience with LSD (a hallucinogenic drug) and his time in the hospital in the hospital thereafter. He tells Sam and Patrick what’s going on, and he uses cigarettes as a […]

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Dear Friend, Part Two

Welcome back:) as I mentioned in my last post (which got a little lengthy), I’m going to finish this section today. I was able to cut it off at a nice stopping point, so today I’m writing about Part Two. And so it continues… Charlie begins Part Two with a letter about a great day. […]

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Dear Friend

“And in that moment, we were infinite.” -Chbosky Dear friends, welcome to the life of Charlie! Today’s post is on parts 1 and 2, but, I have to admit, I have already finished the book. It is SO GOOD. Whereas “The Catcher in the Rye” was very complex and eventful, “The Perks of Being a […]

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Adulting is Hard

“The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall off.” -J. D. Salinger This is it. The end. It seems like it came so quickly, but I have seen a lot of change […]

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Where did the ducks go?

“I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.” -J. D. Salinger Welcome back:) I can’t believe I’m almost done with this novel. Today I’m reviewing chapters 19-23, and Thursday I’ll review the rest of the […]

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Depressions and Obsessions

Welcome back:) Evidently, I have been very busy, and I am extremely exhausted. I’m sorry if I don’t provide as much insight as usual. It has just been an eventful week. Today’s post is on chapters 11-18. It’s a pretty big section, but I’ve gotten a little behind schedule so this is a catch-up post. […]

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Chapters 6-10 — It Just Got Real

The controversies of this novel have dawned on me, and, let me just say, it has been overwhelming. Holden’s character captures the worst situations for a teenager in almost every aspect, creating a situation where every teenager can relate with him in some way or another, but we’ll get back to that later. Chapters 6-10 […]

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