The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

fiction contemporary young adult emotional reflective sad medium-paced

232 pages | first published 1999

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The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and ...
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Moods

emotional 90%
reflective 65%
sad 65%
hopeful 37%
inspiring 33%
dark 31%
funny 25%
challenging 15%
lighthearted 10%
tense 10%
adventurous 7%
relaxing 5%
informative 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 29%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17