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Steven Chbosky is a film director and the author of PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.
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A powerful and perceptive coming-of-age story, in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. This cultish book exploring the sense of alienation that many teens experience and questioning who they are and where they belong is a bit of a marmite read (you will either love it or hate it) - so why not see where you stand?The film of the book starring Emma Watson and Logan Larman is due for release in September and you can view the trailer for it below.
Listen to 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 bestseller 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 teens (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.
Vpervye na russkom - udivitel'nyj bestseller Stivena CHboski, trogatel'nyj roman vzrosleniya ("e;"e;Nad propast'yu vo rzhi"e; dlya novyh vremen po vyrazheniyu kritikov), razoshedshijsya tirazhom svyshe milliona ehkzemplyarov i ehkranizirovannyj samim avtorom, prichem odnu iz glavnyh rolej v fil'me ispolnila EHmma Uotson - ona zhe Germiona Grejndzher iz fil'mov o Garri Pottere. CHarli perekhodit v starshuyu shkolu. Opasayas' togo, chto ego tam zhdet posle nedavnego nervnogo sryva, on nachinaet pisat' pis'ma komu-to, kogo nikogda v zhizni ne videl, no kto, on uveren, dolzhen horosho ego ponyat'. CHarli ne lyubit hodit' na tancy, poskol'ku emu obychno nravyatsya te pesni, pod kotorye ne potancuesh'. Kazhdaya novaya kniga, prochitannaya im po sovetu Billa, uchitelya literatury, tut zhe stanovitsya u CHarli samoj lyubimoj: "e;Ubit' peresmeshnika "e;Piter Pehn "e;Velikij Gehtsbi "e;Nad propast'yu vo rzhi "e;V do roge "e;Golyj zavtrak Bill sovetuet CHarli "e;byt' ne gub koj, a fil'trom i tot chestno pytaetsya. Eshche CHarli pytaetsya ne vspomnit' krepko zabytye detskie travmy i razobrat'sya v svoih chuvstvah k starsheklassnice Sehm, sest re ego druga Patrika po klichke Nikak...
A modern cult classic, a major motion picture and a timeless bestseller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story. Charlie is not the biggest geek in high school, but he's by no means popular. 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. 'Chobsky captures adolescent angst, confusion and joy... Compelling.' Booklist 'This wistful, sensitive novel perfectly captures the uncertainty and excitement of adolescence, and has become a deserving modern classic.' Scottish Book Trust 'A coming-of-age tale in the tradition of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and A SEPARATE PEACE... [Chbosky's] poignant reflections on life, love and friendship are often inspirational and always beautifully written.' USA Today