The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky

  • Release Date: 2010-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 7,400 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

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.

A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.

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Latest Impressions

  • Favorite book

    By Tr74336
    Truly beautiful
  • Charlie.

    By Alyssasunflowers
    In order to read this book you have to understand the feeling of being alone. You have to understand what it's like to be an outsider and know what it's like to watch everything in life happen to you. It also helps when you understand how mental illnesses work, but once you do this book will open your eyes in so many ways. This book is truly beautiful. Charlie has a brilliant mind.
  • 10/10 would recommend

    Beautiful story that gets you feeling some type of way. It puts the beauty and tragedy of life together in words in a way you wouldn't think was possible. It makes you think and reflect and look forward and it reminds you that life is for living.
  • The book that made me feel I'm not alone

    By Cats&Books
    My favorite book of all time. There's no frills or anything actually amazing about the story itself, but the way you feel when you've finished is not able to be put into words. It's not a book for everyone, but if you feel like you're different, alone, emotional, or you just feel things more than others, you need this book.
  • 😊

    By tjdempsey10
    A classic, one of the best books I've read
  • A great read for all ages

    By Funny but Scary
    I feel that everyone could have interpretted the meaning of this book in a different way, and could take what they wanted from it. Hopefully, it helped you look at your life a little differently by the end, like all great books should do. I just don’t know how much of a revelation it was considering the “lesson” it was trying to teach has already been spoken about. But all in all, I thought the book was really good.
  • SO. GOOD.

    By willow1659
    This book is my favorite book for a reason. After reading it, not to be cliché, but I definitely feel that I looked at the world differently, and at the subject of mental disability differently. I understood feelings more and honestly I think that a truly good book should change the way you see things after you read it. The plot and characters were developed splendidly, it has a couple plot twists but still maintains its realistic manner, and is overall a book that I would recommend to everyone I meet.
  • Beat book ever

    By basketball486
    Omg I absolutely love this book it's so detailed and deep yet still being sweet and funny

    By Hahafvshabgsbns
    This book is truly outstanding, if you have not read it, you are not living.
  • Amazing

    By Hihihigggkka