The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 3, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is attempting to navigate through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and music - when all one requires to feel infinite is that perfect song on that perfect drive. Standing on the fringes of life Charlie has a unique perspective of the world around him, but there comes a time to stop being a wallflower and see what it looks like from the dance floor.
This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has become a modern classic. Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating and through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting story that will spirit you back to 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  - 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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User Review  - mojo09226 - LibraryThing

I started reading this book because I heard there was about to be a movie made for it. I want to see the movie and I always read the book first if I am going to watch the movie. So, I picked up this ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He helped edit and contributed material to John Leguizamo's Broadway show, sexaholix. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent. He also co-created and served as executive producer of the post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho, which found a place in television history when its cancellation prompted fans to send over 40,000 pounds of nuts to the network in protest. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Steven Chbosky is a film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.

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