The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyNow in a special edition to mark the twentieth anniversary of a beloved cult classic! Read the #1 New York Times bestselling 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 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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Stephen Chbosky recently revealed that he has written a new book titled Imaginary Friend. The forthcoming novel will be the first he has written since The Perks Of Being A Wallflower , which he penned 20 years ago. The author announced the book was coming on his Twitter earlier this afternoon. Chbosky says his latest effort took nearly nine years. Additionally, Chbosky told readers Imaginary Friend would finally hit shelves Oct. It comes out October 1st.
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Sometimes an inexperienced filmmaker can use a helping hand from his cast. His best friend, Michael, committed suicide the year before. His luck begins changing when he braves a football game alone and makes a point of bumping into Patrick Miller , the brazenly eccentric senior in his shop class. From there the film digs into the major theme, which is the messy business of figuring out who you are. There are side issues of sexuality — straight and gay — and friendship. Chbosky takes his time teasing out that particular trauma.