About the Book
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is definitely one of my favorite books at the time. This book is about a boy, Charlie, who is starting his freshman year with no friends. He had problems in the past, and is very shy and anti-social. He has to make new friends who will accept him and make him feel noticed. Throughout the book many things happen to him and his friends. Chbosky reveals what happened to Charlie in the past that gives him the problems he has now. This book has given me a whole different view on high school.
About the Author
Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the film production adaptation of his novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1972. He graduated from the University of Southern California, and received a bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Chbosky is a screenwriter, stage writer, and a television writer. Chbosky never intended The Perks of Being a Wallflower to be a novel for adolescents; however, its focus on adolescents has caused critics to view it as such. This book was his first published work. Since 1995, he has been nominated for eleven awards, and won two. He has written five books, directed twice, and also produced six times.
Here are some websites of different critic reviews of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.