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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

100 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Stephen Chbosky

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Author: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: MTV
Date Published: February 1999
14 reviews about The Perks of Being a Wallflower
review by . July 23, 2010
  This book is a must-read for teens and adults alike. Striking chords similar in tone to that of "The Catcher in the Rye", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows an impressionable and socially awkward boy through life as he hopes to eventually know it. Throughout the text, Charlie falls in love, tries LSD, contemplates masturbation, deals with an epic family secret, and discusses life and dying. Charlie is our tour-guide through his life, which is full of problems …
review by . July 04, 2010
If you have ever known someone, or been someone, who says all the wrong things to all of the wrong people, but with all of the right feelings in your heart, than you can relate to this book.  You are a Charlie.  If you've ever known someone, or been someone, who longs to be noticed and maybe loved by the right person for the right reasons, but often find yourself on the wrong side of their affection, you are probably a Charlie.        I never really read any …
review by . July 12, 2010
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is recommended to any and every teen. It a continually engaging fast read.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for boys and girls alike.  It's a tale of loneliness, romance, and youth culture. It's relatable.  It's hilarious.  It's tear-jerking. and It's jaw-dropping. It's even educational.  It's everything a novel should be.  Written as a a diary, the style of writing is …
review by . July 29, 2010
   The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gripping story of growing up and of finding out what it even means to grow up. In this tale a young boy struggles to fit in, experiments with drugs and falls in and out of love with a girl. Tackling tough issues of suicide, drugs, sex and high school drama it is a story that feels very real. The reference to The Smith's was my first introduction to the band and from there they have become my favorite. This book will make you laugh and cry. You …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Definitely up there as one of the best coming of age novels.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
great youth novel!
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This book was really fun! I liked to look at a guy like him and see who he was...it's so interesting. This is the kind of book you like to pretend isn't fiction.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
Makes you think about what being a 'wallflower' means and makes you see how it really isn't a negative thing. I always considered myself to be a 'wallflower' and this made me come to see it as a good thing.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
This is a modern-day coming of age story that is similar to Catcher in the Rye. It's wonderful. This is a book I've read so many times. You don't wanna miss it!
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I haven't read it in years, but I would recommend this book to any teenager. I know it's a cliche for my generation, and in some ways it is overrated, but it's one of a handful of books that totally changed my life.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
a haunting read, everyone, not just young adults, should read
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
So good, but be careful of your audience. It's a little advanced, topic-wise.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
This was interesting and is a good high school book.
review by . August 31, 2009
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a book released in the late 90's. 1999 to be more precise.  In college I took a class on Young Adult Literature and we had a choice between which book we wanted to read.  It was either The Perks of Being a Wallflower or Twilight (ugh...).  I eventually ended up reading both, but The Perks of Being a Wallflower especially appealed to me.  From reading about the book, it seemed like it was a more fleshed out and modern day version of The …
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