The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Cover of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Author(s) Stephen Chbosky
Published February 1, 1999
Publisher Pocket Books, Gallery Publishing Group
Genre(s) Contemporary Fiction
Age group Young Adult


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a young adult contemporary novel, originally published on February 1, 1999.

Trigger Warnings

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Bullying
  • Car accident
  • Death
  • Drug use/abuse
  • Homophobia
  • Incest
  • Infidelity
  • Mental illness
  • Panic attacks
  • Pedophilia
  • Racism
  • Rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Suicide
  • Suicide ideation

Representation

An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Gay side character

Tropes

Controversies

  • The book was banned in some American schools due to its content (sexual content, drug abuse, rape).[1]

References