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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

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 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 and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
6.1
Lexile Measure
720L
Guided Reading
Z+
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Stephen Chbosky

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