The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

standing on the fringes of life...
offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see
what it looks like from the dance floor.

This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being A WALLFLOWER

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that the perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

(back cover)

Title:The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780671027346
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About Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.


    The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviews

  • MizzSandie

    DISCLAIMER: I did not like this book. I am about to try to explain why that is so, here, in my own, personal review space. I am critiqing this book, based on my own opinions, personal taste, experien...

  • Reynje

    If, like me, you lurk on frequent tumblr, you will have realised that there is only so far you can scroll before you hit something like this: Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary novel has something of a cu...

  • Sandra

    Wallflower (noun)a shy or retiring person who remains unnoticed at social events, especially a woman without a dance partner I decided to read this book not because there was going to be a movie comi...

  • Karolina

    February 25, 2013Dear Charlie,I am writing to you because I feel like you're the only one that would listen to me right now. From all the friends that I have made you are the one that's the most under...

  • Tatiana

    There may be a book in the world that can address, just within very few pages, suicide, molestation, domestic abuse, homosexuality, drug use, mental issues, first sexual experiences, rape, abortion, e...

  • Emily May

    Clueless. I am clueless. The popularity of this book baffles me even more than the popularity of The Fault in Our Stars. Maybe I really am just a coldhearted person with no feelings.Amazingly, I actua...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    THIS BOOK ALWAYS BRINGS ME SO MANY FEELS. 3rd time re-reading it and I still feel infinite. ...

  • Rachel

    As much as people say it, this really is one of my favorite books of all time. MTV promoted it, it got a lot of press, so many people shun it and say it is overrated. I disagree.I didn't read this boo...

  • Lola

    ‘‘Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve.’’ That is quite true. I have stumbled across many beautiful sentences, throughout my reading, and ones that make us think but, this one, is ...

  • Emma Giordano

    I don't even think I can truly convey how much I loved this book other than to say it was entirely life changing and I'm so upset it took me this long to read it....