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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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    Grace 05-14-16
    Grace 05-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "wow"

    This story is amazing and changed my view point on many things in life. I would recommend this to anyone

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    christian 05-11-16
    christian 05-11-16
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    "Wow"

    Oh my God. This book has made such an impact on me. 10/10 would recommend. Charlie is an extremely relatable character and the way he thinks is very similar to the way I think and its honestly helped me through so much.

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    Denise daSilva 05-10-16
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    "An essential story!"

    I chose this book because my son recommended the movie and I didn't have time to watch... :)
    I'm so happy I did. It's a wonderful lige lesson and eye-opener! I just love it!
    Well narrated, also.

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    Jennifer Quijano 04-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "this is a classic but I didn't like the ending"

    the story is good and very relatable bug the ending to me left a lot to be desired

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    TastyVeins las vegas 04-18-16
    TastyVeins las vegas 04-18-16
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    "Whole cast would be perfect for 13 reasons why."
    Where does The Perks of Being a Wallflower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3 for sure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

    The first time Charlie stated "I feel infinite".


    What does Noah Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He makes Charlie seem younger than he was therefore more innocent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely, but partly because i had previously watched the movie and they had left some details out.


    Any additional comments?

    If they could take the cast of the movie adaptation and apply it to the upcoming "13 reasons why" mini series I personally feel that it would meet mine as well as many others expectations. While this is a review of "The perks of being a wallflower" I think that both books are brilliant and should be read/heard by any YA in our generation. The movie was good the book was excellent, I am very glad to have stumbled across them.

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    Charles B. Cooper 04-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not since catcher in the rye"

    Has an author so perfectly captured what it feels like to be inside my mind.

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    L. Pegher Washington PA 04-08-16
    L. Pegher Washington PA 04-08-16

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    "Trials of becoming a teenager"
    If you could sum up The Perks of Being a Wallflower in three words, what would they be?

    Charlie's coming of age.<br/>


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

    Remembrance of suppressed memory which really impacted Charlie's childhood.


    What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

    Very sympathetic reading without being overly dramatic. I felt like I knew Charlie personally.<br/>


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment of Charlie's great revelation of cause of childhood trauma.<br/>


    Any additional comments?

    I love how Patrick and Sam took Charlie under their wings and guided him through his first high school years.<br/>

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    Kevin 04-05-16
    Kevin 04-05-16
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    "Sophomoric"

    This book was surprisingly unentertaining and plainly boring. The descriptions are excruciatingly basic and the storyline is practically the same as every other kids upbringing, and yet at the same time it isn't quite believable or captivating. I do not recommend.

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    Devin Moretz 04-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic story - an all time favorite."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this book to someone in the age range of 15-19. Very relatable to this time period of life for a lot of us.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Awesome book of characters. Each one brings their own flavor to the story. I found myself relating with Charlie a lot in the book. Although my situations and experiences were considerably different, the experiences of high school - the challenges - the social situations that develop who you are, and how you handle things - what it was like on breaks - the messy situations you find yourself in - etc.


    Have you listened to any of Noah Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Narrator was perfect. I watched the movie after listening to this, and really wanted the main movie character to sound more like Noah. Excellent performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Hooked on it from the beginning.


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    Jocasta 03-25-16
    Jocasta 03-25-16
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    "I loved it"

    I cried, laughed, and smiled over the hours if this book, and nothing could make it better.

    always,
    Anonymous.

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