On Wednesday night, we gathered at Berylune for our book club chat. Overall, the group enjoyed the book although some more than others. A coming of age story of a troubled teen in 1990s America, the book takes you through a year in the life of Charlie.
I had seen the film (written by the book’s author Chbosky) and had loved that and the book didn’t disappoint. Other comments from our members:
‘I’m wondering if I will feel more for the characters after I’ve seen the film.’
‘I really enjoyed this book. It took me back to the 90s and reminded me of My So-Called Life.’
‘I really liked the references to other books. Having read lots of them, it added a new dimension to reading the story and understanding the characters.’
Our next book club meeting will be online only. Our next book is Celia Rees’s This is Not Forgotten and the discussion will be held on our Facebook page in the new year.
If you want to attend a local book club, check out Berylune’s website for details.