The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Standing on the edge of life offers a unique perspective … but there comes a time to see how it looks from the dance floor.

acclaimed since its publication, haunting first novel by Stephen Chbosky will provoke discussion and debate, has become a cult phenomenon with more than two million copies in print, has spent more than six months at No. 1 New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major film.

The benefits of being a / wallflower is a story about what it is, this strange journey through the uncharted territory of high school to travel. The world of first dates, family dramas and new friends. Sex, drugs and I. The Rocky Horror Picture Show . In these days of Russian and moving mountains called up.What growth is most notable about this funny, touching, memorable first novel from Stephen Chbosky is the accuracy with which the resounding the author captures the voice of a boy on the edge of the precipice of adulthood. Charlie is a freshman. And while it’s not the biggest connoisseur of the school, it is popular in any case. It’s a wallflower – shy and introspective, and intelligent for her age, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn Charlie through the letters he writes to someone confidential name, age and gender, a stylistic device that complements the serious saturation of the heartbreaking story of a teenager. Charlie encounters the same difficulties faced that many children in school – how to make friends, the intensity of a crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs – but has also, with the recent suicide his best friend to deal with. Letters Charlie take intimate feel of a journal as he

his daily thoughts and feelings

I walk through the hallways of the school shares and I look at people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they are here. If she likes her work. Or us. And I wonder how smart they are when they were fifteen, were. Not your average way. In a strange way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who has a broken heart. And I wondered why.

Avoid With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages the depression he feels creeping like kudzu. If it becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie pulls out of reality for a while. But he did it in the past because, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it can bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling, “infinity” is a kindred spirit to the generation that called X. was beaten – Brangäne Davis

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