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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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    Jürgen 12-14-15
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    "Best book I have ever read /heard...litterally! "

    this book is so much better than the film.. even if the film is great...
    you have to hear it, you feel like he is telling you his story standing right in front of you.

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    Rachel 12-08-15
    Rachel 12-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This may be a different Perk than what your expect"
    Would you try another book from Stephen Chbosky and/or Noah Galvin?

    Yes just to see how different the story lines would be from this book


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This story had a lot of sad moments which I was not expecting.


    Which character – as performed by Noah Galvin – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed each character not sure if I could pick just one.


    Could you see The Perks of Being a Wallflower being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Obviously this already happened and the stars are already on the cover which is how I pictured them throughout the story line.


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    M. Swindler Medford, Oregon 11-23-15
    M. Swindler Medford, Oregon 11-23-15

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    "Wallflower"

    Truthfully amazing and inspiring. That's all I can sum it up to. I recommend it to anyone in high school and above.

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    Hunter Larsen 11-06-15
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    "Amazing"

    I love this book...It really makes you think! I could not stop listening, I had to know how Charlie really felt...

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    Jasmine Robertson 11-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Like listening to a movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the actual book,I hope its as good as this narration of the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Charlie his observations were so spot on.


    What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

    He did a really great job bringing Charlie and this book to life. Listening to this book was not listening to someone reading a book. He brought the book and its characters to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Noah does such a great job narrating this book that you think you are listening to a movie.


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    Carol 11-01-15
    Carol 11-01-15
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    "Great-sad but funny"

    Very compelling story. It was realistic but so insightful. I really liked the narration because it brought out the nuances of the characters. It will be one of the most memorable books I have heard.

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    none 10-31-15
    none 10-31-15
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    "wanted more"

    was hoping for something more. bogged down in the middle for now, not sure if I will finish it. basically a male perspective teenage angst story

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    umbrellist East Coast 10-23-15
    umbrellist East Coast 10-23-15

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    "Just long enough to be done when it's done"
    If you could sum up The Perks of Being a Wallflower in three words, what would they be?

    touching
    thoughtful
    monologue


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Every character is filtered through Charlie, using minimal dialogue but some key phrases that are evocative of human development--that is, it's in understanding the multiple meanings behind a turn of phrase that we grow up and become less naive about things. However, because this is the way phrases are used, as devices to say something about adolescence in a white liberal American suburb, they do little to flesh out the characters.


    What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

    IT WAS EXCELLENT! He is really good at imitating the voices of the different characters in dialogues. He brings out the sense of tone, mood, and setting by taking full advantage of the author's pauses and ironic gestures in addition to character voices.


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    Janet Feldman 10-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "the movie is just as good as the book!"

    I saw the movie 1st, a few years ago... and now I know that the movie held true to the book! I was not disappointed with anything about this narration! It may be one I would listen to again (or read if I ever have the time)!

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    ocholobo 10-02-15
    ocholobo 10-02-15
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    "be honest with yourself"

    one of the most endearing main characters. Writen from the standpoint of a freshman in high school, but he asks questions that we all ponder. He has a honesty about him that we all could learn from.

    good read

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