-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Aug 18, 2012

First published in the late 90’s, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a coming-of-age story about an naïve teen who goes by the alias “Charlie.” Kidzworld has the book review.

Coming-of-age Story

“Charlie” is a very unusual teen. He’s a prolific reader who always reads books twice in a row. After his best friend commits suicide, he’s left friendless until he meets high school seniors Sam and Patrick. Charlie immediately falls in love with Sam, though she claims she’s too old to date him. Sam’s brother Patrick is gay, and is hiding a secret relationship with a popular member of the football team.

Letters to You

Chbosky formats the book as if Charlie were retelling his first year of high school in a series of anonymous letters written to the reader. During the year, Charlie deals with many challenges teenagers face - love and loss, drugs and drinking, parties and school, his first girlfriend and a gay best friend.

The Bottom Line

Even though it was published in the late 90s, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a fantastic book for any teen to read. The technology may have been different but the teenage issues are still very relatable. Charlie is a naïve, pathetic, and lovable protagonist that is more prone to tear shed than a 4-year-old girl, but that just makes him all the more interesting.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is becoming a movie, which is set to release in September 2012. The film will star Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) as Charlie, and Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Sam. 

Have Your Say

Did you like the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky? Tell us in our comment section below.

 

4 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_tilt-micro
Three teens - connected by family and fate - struggle through some of life’s most devastating har...
Micro_rotandruin-micro
In a post-apocalyptic world, 15-year-old Benny Imura must learn the art of zombie hunting from hi...
Micro_betweenthelines-micro
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult takes her first stab at teen fiction with an irresistible story t...
Micro_aheroforwondla-micro
Eva Nine visits her own kind in the majestic city of New Attica in A Hero For WondLa, the sequel ...
F1060630976312

Are You A Loner?

  • No way! I have millions of friends.
  • No - I'm usually hangin' with my best bud.
  • Sometimes I prefer to be by myself.
  • Yeah. I can't pay people to be my friends.

Random In The Forums

Chat4Life
Chat4Life posted in Debating:
???????????????????
reply about 4 hours
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in General:
Banned for being a human
reply about 5 hours
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in General:
Oops... My mistake. It's pretty scary if that thing exists.
reply about 5 hours
GreenForest23
GreenForest23 posted in General:
Mine is dark brown too :) And well, are you sure black eyes exist? ;) 
reply about 5 hours
6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in General:
Mine is dark brown. Usually Filipinos have black eye colors, I'm a pure Filipino but I have dark brown eyes. Hmmm...
reply about 5 hours