Told through a series of letters, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Charlie, a shy and unpopular high school freshman growing up in suburban Pittsburg during the early 1990's. Still reeling from the recent suicide of his lone friend several months prior, Charlie embarks upon his freshman year with a great deal of apprehension. He soon gains two new friends in Patrick and his beautiful step-sister Sam - both seniors at his school. Charlie soon finds himself growing attracted to Sam and together the trio explores high-school life and parties together, with Charlie being introduced to new friends and numerous new experiences that change his life dramatically. Inspired by his English teacher's encouragement Charlie begins putting down his thoughts in the form of letters written to an unknown person. Charlie's intimate letters reveal a world of awkward first dates and teenage angst; new friends and music, sexual experiences and drugs. Through his letters we gain insight into his fragile emotional state and his eventual coming to grips with his deeply troubled past and family life.
Deeply moving and emotionally provocative, Stephen Chbosky's critically acclaimed 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is a well-crafted and poignant novel that touchingly reminds us all of the awkwardness of growing up in suburban America.
Most people think fifteen-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love. Download and start listening now!