Descartes - Discourse on the Method

Robert Stoothoff translation - published in The Philosophical Writings of Descartes vol. 1 (Cambridge University Press)

This work was explicitly meant more as a memoir than as a persuasive or explicative piece, and it is more worthwhile on those grounds. I assume the philosphical content is given in more detail and more precise argumentation in his later works. The present work is slightly interesting in the same sense as any stories people tell about their own lives are.

Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (novel)

Charlie spends most of his time writing like an elementary schooler, which matches pretty well with how he (apparently) acts, but sometimes he writes like a professional author wishing very much to show off his cleverness. The author is clever, and he has some good ideas, too, but he should have just narrated the story in his own voice, because that's what ended up happening anyway.