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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 3

the most moving coming-of-age classic

by Stephen Chbosky

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/02/2009

4/5 Rating 3 Reviews
RRP  $22.99 $19.50
Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way 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 perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. 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.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of his award-winning novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He has worked in film and television, on projects including the film version of the smash-hit musical Rent; the TV show Jericho; and others.

He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chbosky graduated from the University of Southern California’s Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Incredible

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    The book is just amazing, as Stephen Chbosky puts so much detail into the more deeper sides of high school. this book is just flooded in intense emotions that just get to you and I couldn't put it down for a second i've always held it close to me.. To me this book relates to me and I wouldn't thought of giving this book up!

  • Didn't think it deserved the hype.

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    Perks reminded me a lot of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Both books were absolutely gorgeous and had very similar messed up, nerdy teenage boys as main characters. I loved them for different reasons, though. In a way I loved Perks more for how many more topics it covered, such as mental health and homosexuality, in addition to the obligatory teen, angsty, ‘the world is ending because I can’t get the girl’-ness. It really wasn’t what I was expecting, but I was still sweetly surprised.


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    Such a wonderful book! helped me to understand my self being an introvert and helped to boost my confidence. i recommend it to anyone and everyone of all ages!

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