The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

  • Release Date: 2010-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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Description

Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.

Reviews

  • AMAZING!!!!

    4
    By GRYFFINDOR MASTER
    i think charlie is a character that anyone can relate to in some tye of way, thats whats really great about this book, its so relatable. THIS IS A MUST READ
  • Wow

    5
    By Incypa
    Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to anyone!!
  • Tpobaw

    5
    By L3boBsqB
    This was the best book I've ever read. It was so inspirational, it made me feel better about my self. It's totally worth it!
  • The perks of being a wallflower review

    5
    By Nicoleindia
    This book was unlike anything I've ever read before. I tend to like structure but writing is art and for me art and structure seem to be a bit of a paradox. Well here's another paradox, the obscurity of this book makes everything so clear. The introverted protagonist embodies qualities that I think everyone possesses to a certain degree. Charlie is selfless and insecure and doesn't really know or adhere to the rules of social aptitude. His family is flawed but beautiful. When his sisters boyfriend hit her it really effected me the way Charlie saw it, as the boyfriend just standing up to his own bully. Despite this analogy it still felt so wrong to me but you could connect to the sister and her boyfriend. I wanted to finish this book but I also wanted it to last forever. This and "a thousand splendid suns" are the only two books that have ever made me cry. I'm fifteen years old, I loved this book, thank you for reading my review!!
  • I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!

    5
    By Cool_cow8839372
    This book is amazing. Theres really not more I can say since I literally just finished it and I am still trying to process how amazing this book is. I'm going to read it again and then watch the trailer cause I can't wait for the movie. I JUST THINK THIS BOOK IS SO GREAT!!!! It is a must read!!
  • Infinite.

    5
    By kennawil
    I just finished this book. I'm lost for words. It was and will always be my favorite book. I cried with Charlie, I highlighted his quotes and little sayings, I laughed at how stupid he was sometimes, I got angry at him, but most of all I loved him. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie, and I hope Stephen writes more books. I feel like my life is complete now that I've read this. I think I'm going to start reading it again. I'd recommend to anyone else! Xoxo
  • Wanna read all of it so badly

    5
    By Gurly12345
    I only got the sample ;( I wanna read all of it :) I love it it's actuAlly really good . I connect with charlie alittle . Can't wait to c what there going to do with the movie :) #loganlermanlover<3
  • Best book I've ever read.

    5
    By Lilyannemiclovely
    I look at life in a different way after I read this book. Read it!
  • Wow

    5
    By guillaume leclair
    I can't think of a better book to read ! Wow , seriously, it's a fun, yet serious, book that's talk about everything in life. My teacher gave me this book to read, and i completely fell in love ! Note: Je suis français, et l'anglais n'est évidemment pas ma première langue, mais je recommande ce livre à n'importe qui ! I highly recommend this book
  • The perks of being a wallflower

    5
    By Miriam F
    This book has opened my mind about so many things. Made me cry so much, not because it was sad, but because of the beauty of it, the innocence behind the main character. My favorite book by far, I'd recommend it to anyone

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