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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Title

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Authors

Stephen Chbosky

Publisher

MTV Books/Gallery Books

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780671027346

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Homosexuality; death of an aunt; grief; homosexual; gay teenager; gay friend

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2002 Relationships: Friends and Families

Keywords

high school students; sexual abuse; adolescence; letters; coming of age

Diversity Impact

indirect

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