- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Film Tie-In edition (13 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1471100480
- ISBN-13: 978-1471100482
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1,980 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He helped edit and contributed material to John Leguizamo's Broadway show, sexaholix. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent. He also co-created and served as executive producer of the post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho, which found a place in television history when its cancellation prompted fans to send over 40,000 pounds of nuts to the network in protest. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Steven Chbosky is a film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.
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The first person narrative is very accessible, but it's the protagonist himself who you really come to appreciate with his observations and self-awareness (or lack of, sometimes). I find him very relatable and his experiences resonated with myself and many others who have read this book. We all go through struggles in our teenage years, some of them universal and some of them very personal.
Don't let the diary-format put you off. This is actually easy enough to read and doesn't set out to confuse the reader.
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