Genre: Young Adult
Length: 224 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 23 minutes
First Published: 1999
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.
This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being A WALLFLOWER
This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate 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 puts him on a strange course 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 the perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.
Quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
We accept the love we think we deserve.
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.
I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.
I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.
Movie Trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
About Stephen Chbosky
Stephen Chbosky is the author The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Imaginary Friend. He is also a screenwriter whose credits include The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Rent and Jericho, and the live action film Beauty and the Beat. He also directed the movie Wonder in 2017.