- Published: New York : Pocket Books, c1999.
- Year Published: 1999
- Description: 213 p. ; 18 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 720
- High school students -- Fiction. -- Social conditions
- Coming of age -- Fiction.
- Diary novels.
- Epistolary novels.
- Epistolary fiction.
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The perks of being a wallflower
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"An original publication of MTV Books/Pocket Books"-- T.p. verso.
A coming of age novel about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent. He deals with the usual teen problems, but also with the suicide of his best friend.
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Parental Advisory: abuse, drug use, sex, suicide.
This book does an excellent job of capturing the experience of being a teenager - from the awkwardness, to the angst, to the joy of discovering you belong to a group of idolized new friends.
While the music and movies referenced here weren't as much a part of my experiences, I think every reader can relate to the group mania that emerges around whatever bands or movies accurately replace these in their experience.
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