The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie as he makes his way from adolescence into adulthood. This strange world is full of family drama, new friends, first dates, sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Charlie observes and experiences loss, love, and life on the peripheries. Stuck between living life and running from it, “wallflower” Charlie must learn how to navigate the wild and emotional journey of growing up.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower has many macabre elements such as suicide, death, rape, social exclusion/inclusion, violence, and drugs. Additionally, there is sexual content (including homosexual relationships and child molestation/incest).
Lexile Measure: 720L
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©1999. Middle school, high school. 5 x 7 inches. Softcover, 213 pages.