Hey! This is my first teen SRC review I’ve ever done so I wanted to dedicate it to a book that meant a lot to me. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I first read this book when I was around the age of 10 and to be honest, I had no idea what was going on half of the time. I actually thought this book was pretty pointless. A few years later, I saw it at the local library and I thought I’d give it another try, given the fact that I was literally 10 when I first read it. I started reading through it, when it hit me how dumb I was as a child. I saw Charlie’s writing through a whole different perspective and it amazed me how much I related to his thoughts. I felt as if Charlie and I were somehow reaching out to each other. Charlie and I shared a fascinating connection of poetry and reading. As I flipped through the pages in this book, I felt myself get more and more attached to Charlie. It blew my mind knowing that I could connect with a character in such a way.
So… I picked this book up because I read another review on it and thought it seemed quite interesting, now I’m finished and ready to give my own thoughts on it! When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn is a very quirky combination of “light read” but “dark idea”. The dark idea is that the main character, Shelby Black is an exorcist, and has been training with her uncle for quite a few months now about the art of expelling demons. The light part is that Shelby is still a teenager and is living a normal high school life, with a crush on her tutor and a cute and amazing best friend. I won’t go into detail about the plot but I really loved this book. Another good thing about it is that is not scary at all. I have a very low horror tolerance level so if it had been even the least bit frightening I would not be giving it such a good review. All in all, this book is a 4.5/5 only because I don’t think it’s a very good idea to mix such opposites into one story but Jennifer Honeybourn really came through, this book is quite an amazing read and I, personally, am definitely going to be trying more of her books!