The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Book title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky

Bibliographic entry Chbosky, S. (1999). The perks of being a wallflower. New York, NY: MTV Books.
Description Charlie is a freshman in high school.  He is dealing with the recent suicide of his friend Michael and changes in his family as his brother has left home to play college football.  Charlie befriends a new group including Sam, a girl who Charlie quickly develops a crush on.
Reaction Chbosky’s style is poetic and authentic as Charlie tells stories through letter writing.  Charlie’s charming voice is honest to a fault and his tales of his teenage experimentation show his vulnerability.  This is a must read.
Recommended age level Intermediate/Senior
Subjects/themes Identity quest, mental health, coming of age
Curriculum connections Health and Physical Education: demonstrate the skills that enhance personal mental health
Awards
Miscellaneous A feature film of hte book is being released in 2012.

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