The Perks of Being a Wallflower



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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

This epistolary novel tells a timeless coming-of-age story from the perspective of 15-year-old introvert Charlie, who is struggling with highschool life. Whether it is finding his taste in music or finding his first love, it all holds a special challenge for him. Bright days of joy, happiness and empowerment as well as gloomy days of violence, abuse, drugs and trauma register in the story – challenges he bravely shares with an unknown other in a collection of heartfelt letters.

This story is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to ethics and music as it features an extensive list of famous English-speaking songs.

· · 1999

Critical edition

Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Simon & Schuster, 2013. 240 pp., ISBN 9781471116148

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  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt

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