The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky
(MTV Books, Paperback, 9780671027346, 256pp.)

Publication Date: February 1999

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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. Now 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.



About the Author
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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