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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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A powerful and perceptive, modern classic, that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been made into a film staring Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) and that will be released 5 October 2012. See a trailer below.

Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. 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. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

About the Author

Stephen Chbosky

Steven Chbosky is a film director and the author of PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

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Publication date

2nd February 2009


Stephen Chbosky

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Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd


240 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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