As promised, here’s the excerpt from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
“There’s something about that tunnel that leads to downtown. It’s glorious at night. Just glorious. You start on one side of the mountain, and it’s dark, and the radio is loud. As you enter the tunnel, the wind gets sucked away, and you squint from the lights overhead. When you adjust to the lights, you can see the other side in the distance just as the sound of the radio fades to nothing because the waves just can’t reach. Then, you’re in the middle of the tunnel, and everything becomes a calm dream. As you see the opening get closer, you just can’t get there fast enough. And finally, just when you think you’ll never get there, you see the opening right in front of you. And the radio comes back even louder than you remember it. And the wind is waiting. And you fly out of the tunnel onto the bridge. And there it is. The city. A million lights and buildings and everything seems as exciting as the first time you saw it. It really is a grand entrance.”
I chose this excerpt from the book because this was one of the real and meaningful events that took place in the book. It really describes how Charlie felt, and how it made him truly happy to be able to go through that tunnel and come out of it whilst his friends were driving. It made him feel, as the book says, “infinite”.
Not only that, this book also taught me really important lessons. Like being honest, to your friends. While I was reading this book, I had some thoughts. I wasn’t so sure whether I made a right decision. I kept questioning it, which actually, isn’t so good because then you’ll always not be sure of yourself. However, after reading that particular part, I became more convinced that I indeed, made the right decision afterall. Those who read the book, I’m talking bout the part where Charlie was with Sam, helping Sam to pack for college. It’s extremely important to be honest with your friends. Because if you aren’t, then you’re not actually being his/her friend at all. We should all voice out our feelings to our friends, and it’s ohkays to do so. It shows you’re a good friend. If you don’t, you’re being unjust to both yourself and to your friend.
Yeaps 🙂 I’ve currently started on George Orwell’s 1984, but I guess it’ll take me sometime to finish it as part 2 of prelims are approaching. My history and SS teacher recommended me that book, and indeed, I’m glad she recommended 1984 to me. From the first page of it, I could already sense the ‘negative utopia’, as stated in the synopsis of the book.
Yesterday, went out with Syafiqah to PP to hunt for Teachers’ Day Prezzies. Thanks for the day, Syafiqah! And I wanted to buy this particular iphone casing which had this USA flag on it, but apparently, it was cleared out. *sobs* I should’ve just bought it the first time I saw. -____-
Is it just me, or is wordpress making everything disappear when you publish it? I think it’s the lagging of the word count :S
School starts tomorrow and next week is gonna be the last week and it’s september holidays. Have a great week ahead! 😀
Are you a wallflower too?