I once had a student tell me that the book “literally” saved her life. I didn’t think too much about that until I read her college application essay in which she described how she was feeling about life and herself when a friend told her she should read it. She connected strongly to Chbosky’s Charlie. His struggles mattered to her, and she, like Charlie, decided to “participate” in her own life. I don’t think this book is for everyone, but for the right teenager and the right
moment, it can be magical.
Prescribed by: Jeanne Glynn