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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Media Tie-In Edition
Contributor(s): Chbosky, Stephen (Author)

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ISBN: 1451696191     ISBN-13: 9781451696196
Publisher: MTV Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2012
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Coming Of Age
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 13-17
Grade Level: 8-12
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 4.9" W x 6.9" (0.45 lbs) 224 pages
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Movie/TV Tie-In, Price on Product
Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 12/13/2013 pg. 2
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2014 pg. 23
Entertainment Weekly 11/28/2014 pg. 66
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 32374
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 9.0
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Publisher Description:
Read the cult-favorite coming-of-age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now 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, Perks 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 years-long #1 New York Times bestseller, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Best Book for Reluctant Readers, 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.

Contributor Bio(s): Chbosky, Stephen: - Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of his award-winning novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He has worked in film and television, on projects including the film version of the smash-hit musical Rent; the TV show Jericho; and others. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chbosky graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenChbosky.
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