Saint John Don Bosco:

"Never read books you aren't sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was offered to you in a golden cup?"

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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The first page starts with references to people who will sleep with anyone they can. Suicide appears by about page four. Next, there’s a stomach-churning description of the indiscretions of the protagonist’s sister. For the sake of the tweens who might read this blog, no further description is necessary. At this point, we're about 3 chapters in. As an adult, I’m not up to reading anymore despite the obviously gifted writing voice of the author. It’s just not worth the immersion in the darker side of the culture…



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