The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.
Topics: Outcasts, United States of America, Epistolary Novels, Realistic, Heartfelt, Melodramatic, Coming of Age, Friendship, Depression, Sexual Abuse, Music, Suicide, Family, Love, Mental Illness, Made into a Movie, First Love, Siblings, High School, First Person Narration, Stream of Consciousness, and 1990s
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Charlie's a 16 years old boy, who just started in high school. He's a quiet, kinda nerdy boy, who soon makes some friends of the outcasts - Sam and Patrick. They join him into their little group of friends and he soon discovers what it's like to fall in love, he realizes a lot of things about his family and he even breaks a heart along the way.
This is an amazing book, written in letters to an anonymous friend. It's so well-told that you can nothing but love Charlie. I recommend this for anyone. more