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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Hardcover – August 14, 2012
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I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.With the help of a teacher who recognizes his wisdom and intuition, and his two friends, seniors Samantha and Patrick, Charlie mostly manages to avoid the depression he feels creeping up like kudzu. When it all becomes too much, after a shocking realization about his beloved late Aunt Helen, Charlie retreats from reality for awhile. But he makes it back in due time, ready to face his sophomore year and all that it may bring. Charlie, sincerely searching for that feeling of "being infinite," is a kindred spirit to the generation that's been slapped with the label X. --Brangien Davis --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I got this book for my daughter, she liked the movie and wanted to see how the book was since she said they are sometimes different. She said they were pretty similar.Published 3 days ago by Kelly Biondo
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Great book. I really enjoyed it. The idea of it being a letter to someone unknown to the reader is really different.Published 3 days ago by Thesaver
The book the inspired the movie of the same name.
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