2018 January 10 Book

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky



The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming of age novel in letter form. Charlie is a shy and introspective boy, a wallflower always standing on the edge of the action. Set in the early 1990s, the novel follows him through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb. The novel details Charlie’s unconventional style of thinking as he navigates between the worlds of adolescence and adulthood, and attempts to deal with poignant questions spurred by his interactions with both his friends and family.

Chbosky took five years to develop and publish The Perks of Being a Wallflower, creating the characters and other aspects of the story from his own memories. The novel addresses themes permeating adolescence, including introversion, sexuality, and drug use, while also making several references to other literary works, films, and pop culture in general.

Hosting is Sheryl Barnes, 1505 Pleasant Grove Drive, Dunedin.


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