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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Audiobook

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Publisher's Summary

Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives or to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and music—when all one requires to feel infinite is that perfect song on that perfect drive.

Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

©1999 Stephen Chbosky (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Ada Wightman 03-19-15
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    "Great book"

    Good narration, memorable plot, relatable themes, heart-wrenchingly beautiful in just the right amount of words. My personal favorite book.

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    Kody 03-19-15
    Kody 03-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved everything about it"
    If you could sum up The Perks of Being a Wallflower in three words, what would they be?

    Amazingly Unforgettable Book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters where amazing. I felt like I knew them.


    What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did an amazing job and made the book come alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I love this book and didn't want it to end. Still thinking about it days later.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a reason this book got made into a hit a movie and a reason why the author ALSO got to write the screenplay and direct it. This book is fantastic (and so is the film).

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    Natalie 03-13-15
    Natalie 03-13-15
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    "Amazing!"

    This is my first book with audible. I LOVED it! Omg! I'm definitely addicted now.

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    lexie gonzales 03-06-15
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    "More than satisfactory"

    Really great performance, the narration really made the experience of this book more meaningful. Type of book that deeply impacts the way you think.

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    Ashley Brown 03-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Strangest book ever"

    This book is the weirdest oddest strangest book ever. It makes me smile,laugh,sad,concerned,and disagree. Thats not why its strange,it just is. I have no other words but this:I love this book in the most odd way

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    Dayna M. Rumfelt Alaska 03-03-15
    Dayna M. Rumfelt Alaska 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wasn't expecting that ending"

    Perks of being a wallflower was a good book. I didn't expect it to end like it did. But it did leave me wondering what happened next.

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    Breah 03-01-15
    Breah 03-01-15
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    "A Character You Can Understand"

    I love this book. There are A Lot of parts in it where I was uncomfortable and I decided not to listen when my brother was in the car. But I couldn't stop listening because Charlie was just like me. Figuring out the world, trying to understand how it worked and where we fit. He spoke volumes of what was always in my mind and I've never felt closer to a character before. I wouldn't recommend it to most of my friends for fear that they knew what I once chose to listen to. But if it was someone I was close to, really close to, who I knew wouldn't judge me but try to understand why this book was so important to me, I would ask them to read it. Because I found that I wasn't alone.

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    Sara Brown 02-26-15
    Sara Brown 02-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this"

    Amazing book, thought provoking and throughly entertaining. Told from the perspective of a teenage boy its interesting to see the world through his eyes and experiences.

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    JJA333 Salt Lake City, UT USA 02-26-15
    JJA333 Salt Lake City, UT USA 02-26-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Love it!"

    Such an amazing book, no matter what your age! Great reading by Noah too, really great!

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    Lata 02-17-15
    Lata 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect book, the best thing ever"

    I think this book is so beautiful and amazing, it really is almost the book of my dreams. The narrator is perfect and it really feels like Charlie is reading, this feels like my best audible read in a while. Please oh please get this book, it is so much pleasure to read!

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