Now with a brand-new afterword to mark the 20th anniversary of a beloved cult classic! The #1 New York Times bestselling coming-of-age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also 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 #1 New York Times bestseller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teens (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.
This is my new favorite audiobook! Seriously was the best narration I’ve heard.
Loved the movie so listen to book
The book is like a extended edition, since I watched the movie 3 times. The narrator is okay, but isn’t good when speaking as a girl. But overall nice book, hooked till the end.
A classic with a Relatable character
I have also had a special connection with this story-splendid work Stephen Chbosky! Absolutely recommend to a freshman in high school or a re-read years later or a new discovery to anyone.