If I could choose one book in this whole entire world for you to read, I would choose The Perks of Being A Wallflower. This book has had over 1.5 million copies sold in print! This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read. This book made me cry, it made me laugh and it made me think. I saw the movie, and I cried, it was that good. Then I read the book, and it was even better!
Since it’s publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, and grown into a cult sensation with over 1.5 million copies in print.
It 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, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
Through Charlie, Chbosky has created a deeply affecting novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.