The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Paperback, MTV Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781451696196, ISBN10 1451696191
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book is Stephen Chbosky's premier novel. This critically acclaimed book has become a cult phenomenon, and the subjects covered inside have been the object of discussion and debate. This book illustrates the complexities of high school. You read how the character evolves from a wallflower innocence through events which change the course of this young life. Events such as dramas at home, the excitement of a first date and learning about new friends can be found here. This book travels through the uncharted territory of sex, drugs and the music, fun and risque topics found in the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This book illustrates the emotional ups and downs, aches and pains, happiness and joys of growing up. In The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, the main character illustrates that, although there is safety standing on the fringe watching as life happens, there comes a time when you have to jump in and sink or swim. Publishers Weekly,A trite coming-of-age novel that could easily appeal to a YA readership, filmmaker Chbosky's debut broadcasts its intentions with the publisher's announcement that ads will run on MTV. Charlie, the wallflower of the title, goes through a veritable bath of bathos in his 10th grade year, 1991. The novel is formatted as a series of letters to an unnamed "friend," the first of which reveals the suicide of Charlie's pal Michael. Charlie's responsevalid enoughis to cry. The crying soon gets out of hand, thoughin subsequent letters, his father, his aunt, his sister and his sister's boyfriend all become lachrymose. Charlie has the usual dire adolescent problemssex, drugs, the thuggish football teamand they perplex him in the usual teen TV ways. He hangs out with a group of seniors, among whom are Patrick and Samantha. Patrick is gay, and Charlie learns about gay. Sam is pretty, and Charlie learns about heartbreak. Sam is, alas, going out with Craig. Charlie goes out with the uppity Mary Elizabeth. Patrick goes with Brad but breaks up with him when Brad's father discovers their relationship. Into these standard teenage issues Chbosky infuses a droning insistence on Charlie's supersensitive disposition. Charlie's English teacher and others have a disconcerting tendency to rhapsodize over Charlie's giftedness, which seems to consist of Charlie's unquestioning assimilation of the teacher's taste in books. In the end we learn the root of Charlie's psychological problems, and we confront, with him, the coming rigors of 11th grade, ever hopeful that he'll find a suitable girlfriend and increase his vocabulary. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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