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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a young adult novel that has become a dog-eared classic since its publication in 1999. It introduced a generation of teens to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Smiths, Harold and Maude, A Separate Peace, and plenty of other outsider books and movies that were like a secret handshake for teens who felt freaky. Wallflower is a series of letters written to an unknown reader by Charlie, a nervous, shy teen who is about to enter high school in the 'burbs of Pittsburgh. Once he's there, though, he finds his place among a pack of alternative teens, led by Sam and Patrick. Sam is beautiful, cool, and slightly troubled, and her stepbrother Patrick is intelligent, rebellious, and openly gay. As Charlie's year unfurls, so do his memories of the past,...

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