The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
In a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel, 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.
Challenged on the Commack, N.Y. High School summer reading list (2007) because the novel contains a two-page date rape scene. Educators in Commack revamped their reading list after finding students weren’t interested in the choices and Chbosky’s novel was added to attract “reluctant readers.”