The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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MTV Books, Aug 14, 2012 - 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 two million copies in print, spent over six months at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture.

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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Charlie writes letter to an unknown neighbor. I love that the reader becomes the recipient of Charlie's letters and gets to know him and his friends through the missives. Perks of Being a Wallflower ... Read full review

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Hmm. I noticed this one on Scribd and remembered that everyone loved it when it came out, and I was in the mood for YA. But it reads like it was written by someone who hasn't read much YA and thinks ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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.

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