About the book
Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
About the author
Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Stephen Chbosky is an award-winning film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.