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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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    Rose 09-20-15
    Rose 09-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Speechless"

    The narration was superb, and I can't even begin to express how much I love this story. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this story.

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    Larry B. Killian Union City, IN 09-19-15
    Larry B. Killian Union City, IN 09-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Better then the movie"

    Loved it, perfect companion to the movie. Rarely do you have the book author also direct and write the movie and this allowed the story to do well in all mediums. I do have to say some of the details were explained better in the book.

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    Cat USA 09-13-15
    Cat USA 09-13-15 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Boring story"
    Would you try another book from Stephen Chbosky and/or Noah Galvin?

    No to the author, yes to the narrator


    What could Stephen Chbosky have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He didn't do anything wrong, I just did not connect with the story. He is a good writer and does a great job at making it sound like it was actually written by a 9th grade adolescent without giving that "forced" feeling that so many books have, and the narrator's voice captured that even more. I was just bored by the overall story.


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

    Well, considering it already is a movie...


    Any additional comments?

    I may have enjoyed this more had I picked it up a few years ago. Unfortunately, so many books have been released that kind of have the same themes, that I feel like this market is saturated and I'm just bored with it all.

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    Matt 08-30-15
    Matt 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"

    This is a great book, as well as a very good movie. worth the time

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    Elish 07-25-15
    Elish 07-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful!"

    This book is amazing with a plot twist I could not have imagined...as good as the book was on it's own merit, it was made a hundred times better by the narrator. He was perfect and made this book really come to life. I give it 5 stars all around!!

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    Cesar Ghisilieri Photography 07-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I wish I read this in highschool"

    Such a good book for teenagers to relate to especially in this day and age.

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    Gypsy 07-03-15
    Gypsy 07-03-15
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    "Words can not explain"

    This story did not only meet my expectations but zoomed right past them. I honestly don't think there could have been a better book for me to listen to and read(I decided to read it for myself as well) the minute I heard the first sentence I instantly fell in love with the book, the performance might I add was indeed perfect and untouchable on the scale of amazingness (made up word) it really could have lead me to believe that Charlie was reading the story of I didn't know any better. Such a great book experience that couldn't have been fulfilled without the performance. It inspired me to write a book myself called "rejects" I'm still working on it though.
    Best of wishes,
    #1fan of this book

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    Caleb 06-12-15
    Caleb 06-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well done by all"

    Noah Galvin puts true character to the voice of Charlie. His slight variations differentiate characters seamlessly and comfortably. The book is wonderful and heightened by this performance.

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    Tesu Kim 06-11-15
    Tesu Kim 06-11-15
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    "Good enough to listen!"

    The sentences of this story :
    But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

    Sam answered the phone. And it was so nice to hear her voice.

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    Brian 05-29-15
    Brian 05-29-15
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    "Good Story"

    I had to get this book for class, but I ended up really enjoying it. The story seems to pull you in. I think almost anyone can relate in some way to the main character.

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