The Perks of Being a Wallflower Paperback – 14 August 2012

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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Media Tie-In edition (14 August 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • Reading age : 12 – 17 years
  • Item Weight : 204 g
  • Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.27 x 17.78 cm
  • Unit Count : 1.00 count
  • Product Name : BOOK

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What is most notable about this funny, touching, memorable first novel from Stephen Chbosky is the resounding accuracy with which the author captures the voice of a boy teetering on the brink of adulthood. Charlie is a freshman. And while’s he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He’s a wallflower–shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes to someone of undisclosed name, age, and gender, a stylistic technique that adds to the heart-wrenching earnestness saturating this teen’s story. Charlie encounters the same struggles that many kids face in high school–how to make friends, the intensity of a crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs–but he must also deal with his best friend’s recent suicide. Charlie’s letters take on the intimate feel of a journal as he shares his day-to-day thoughts and feelings:

I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heartbreaking. And wondering why.

With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like kudzu. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie retreats from reality for a while. But he makes it back in due time, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it may bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling of “being infinite,” is a kindred spirit to the generation that’s been slapped with the label X. –Brangien Davis —

About the Author

About the Author: Stephen Chbosky was born on January 25, 1970. He is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director. Chbosky was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of South California in a screenwriting program.
About the author:

Stephen Chbosky is an American screenwriter, novelist, and film-producer. Born on 25th January 1970, Stephen Chbosky is best known for his novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is listed as a New York Best Selling Novel. Published on 1st Feb 1999, the book sold 100,000 copies in print in the year 2000.

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Dimensions12.7 × 1.27 × 17.78 cm
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