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The perks of being a wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, [2019] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 20th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative voice in contemporary fiction. This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular, hilarious, and devastating." --
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Chbosky
ISBN: 9781982110994 1982110996
OCLC Number: 1120037359
Notes: "With a new letter from Charlie."
"Book club favorites reader's guide"--Cover.
Description: 218 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Chbosky.

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"This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative voice in contemporary fiction. This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular, hilarious, and devastating." --

Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He's a wallflower-- shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes: trying to make friends, family tensions, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs-- and dealing with his best friend's recent suicide. -- from first edition.

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