The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 29, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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.

Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over three million copies in print, spent over one year at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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beautiful work ! beautiful way of story telling. - Flipkart
Charlie is an amazing kid,writing his own thing. - Flipkart
The writing is quiet simple and blunt! - Flipkart
Stephan is such an amazing writer. - Flipkart

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User Review  - TrgLlyLibrarian - LibraryThing

Although my high school experience was completely different from the protagonist's, I related to him. This book was a great opportunity to understand a different set of experiences and broaden my understanding. In the end I really cared about Charlie. He brought me to tears. Read full review

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User Review  - lincolnpan - LibraryThing

I watched the movie earlier this week on the plane and enjoyed it. But the book was actually better and filled in a lot of the gaps in the movie. Pretty sure having the movie as context made the book that much more enjoyable. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of his novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Southern California’s Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. He wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent; and co-created the post-apocalyptic television drama, Jericho. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenChbosky.

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