The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
2012 (first published in 1999), Paperback
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 about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, and grown into a cult sensation with over two million copies in print.
It is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More initmate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it put him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
Through Charlie, Chbosky has created a deeply affecting novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. It spent over six months at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture.
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