Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Writers Read: The Perks of Being a Wallflower


At February's meeting of Writers Read, we'll be discussing The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  Here's what the publisher has to say:

"Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective.  But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

"This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

"This 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.  We may not know 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 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

"Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up."

Writers Read will meet at 4:00 p.m. on February 23, 2013, at Left Bank Books--Downtown.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower, along with all other February Reading Group Picks, will be 20% off at both stores and online.

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