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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

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...

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.

Suggested by Mrs. Duggins (English Teacher)

Paperback - 213 pages - in English - $14.99
ISBN: 0671027344 (ISBN13: 9780671027346)
Published Feb 1, 1999 by MTV Books and Pocket Books
First published 1999

why I suggested this book

This is a high interest novel; a coming of age story that our current teen population can actually relate to. The relatable themes and issues the main character...

This is a high interest novel; a coming of age story that our current teen population can actually relate to. The relatable themes and issues the main character faces, including suicide, drug experimentation, depression, love interests, friendships, and dealing with the social structure of high school truly captures students’ interest.

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