The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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By (author) Stephen Chbosky

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 15mm | 171g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1471100480
  • ISBN 13: 9781471100482
  • Sales rank: 728

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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 mix-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. The Perks of Being a Wallflower film will be released in cinemas 3rd October 2012.

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Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He helped edit and contributed material to John Leguizamo's Broadway show, sexaholix. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent. He also co-created and served as executive producer of the post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho, which found a place in television history when its cancellation prompted fans to send over 40,000 pounds of nuts to the network in protest. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Steven Chbosky is a film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.

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By Spencer 13 Jan 2013 4

This book has a very unique outlook on life and makes you see things very differently than you normally would. The outlook comes from Charlie who is a very autistic/Aspergers boy and as the title suggests is a wallflower. A social outcast watching society from the sideline. It's a great book as it gives life a new feel about it and isn't about vampires that we have been seeing a lot of. Definitely a book to buy