The extra book from my repertoire that I believed fit into my library, is "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. I love this book because it describes the humanity of high school, family, and mental illness, but in the innocent way that most unknowing high schoolers would experience it. It has many layers that raise questions from "what is love?" to "what is normality?" And, I believe that those questions, and the essence of the novel really fit into my personal library. Maybe many are so drawn to it because it is relatable; we all can be wallflowers sometimes, invisible but aware and attentive and always listening and learning. I think that the cover photo matches this book and what it represents because it evokes anonymity by blocking out the eyes, but it also makes the audience aware that the subject is present by highlighting the other parts of the subject in bright red light. It's as if the portrait is saying, "you don't know me, you can't see me, but I swear I'm here, I know I'm present," and that's what Chbosky's novel is all about.
I also chose "Heroes" by David Bowie as the theme song for the book because it is in fact the staple song of the book, (that and Asleep by The Smiths, which also fits perfectly). "Heroes" is featured in the movie and the book in a most pivotal part, and it describes how we, as humans, no matter our presence in the world, can be heroes, even if it's just for a moment. How humanity can allow one to do anything, to become anyone, even if they can't sustain it.