Under the Dome – Stephen King (2009)
Under the Dome is the Stephen King equivalent of the Simpsons Movie. An entire town is trapped under an invisible dome and chaos ensues.
I mostly liked this book. The part reason that I didn’t like this book is ***SPOILERS AHEAD STOP READING NOW** because the ending was rubbish. It didn’t seem to flow with the tone of the rest of the book. I really liked the book up until the last 100 pages or so. **SPOILERS OVER NOW**
I read this after reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. If you haven’t read either, I would suggest to read that before Under the Dome.
“Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky (1999) Pages: 224
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book set in the early 90s, centred around Charlie, a naive, sheltered teenager. The book is a lovely coming of age story. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book that is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.
The story was quite beautiful and I found it very easy to relate to. Although I really liked it but I did see some flaws. Charlie is supposed to be quite intelligent and well read, but his writing is atrocious. I also had issues with the ending, but obviously I can’t write about that without giving away spoilers. I had seen the film first, which I also very much liked, and I think the ending was portrayed a bit better.
I recommend reading this book, even if it does have it’s flaws, even just because it is such a short read. It’s perfect for young adults.
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”