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The perks of being a wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: New York, New York : MTV/Pocket Books, 1999. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A coming of age novel about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent. He deals with the usual teen problems, but also with the suicide of his best friend.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Epistolary fiction
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chbosky, Stephen.
Perks of being a wallflower.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)741830743
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Chbosky
ISBN: 0671027344 9780671027346 0613237528 9780613237529 1435213572 9781435213579
OCLC Number: 40813072
Notes: "An original publication of MTV Books/Pocket Books"--Title page verso.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 720
Description: 213 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Chbosky.
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Charlie is a shy and introspective boy, a wallflower always standing on the edge of the action. He encounters many of the struggles familiar to everybody from their school days, but he must also deal  Read more...

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If anything's capable of changing a wallflower

by storyjon@yahoo.com (WorldCat user published 2006-10-05) Excellent Permalink
Stephen Chbosky's THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is the simplest book I've ever read. And when I say simple, I don't mean it in the Lennie-From-Of-Mice-And-Men sort of way. I mean it in the How-Are-These-Letters-Getting-Me-To-Feel-So-Much? sort of way. The honest voice trapped within this series of...
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Staying Alive in High School

by jasonfleming73 (WorldCat user published 2006-04-20) Excellent Permalink
This is a YA book set in 1991/1992. I enjoyed it very much. The main character is a freshman in high school who hangs out with a bunch of seniors. The book is constructed from a series of letters from this kid to an unknown reader, supposedly us. It reads like a diary in that the kid says a lot of things...
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