The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

231 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction classics contemporary young adult emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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Charlie's not the biggest geek in high school, he's by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent, yet socially awkward, Charlie is a wallflower, standing on the threshold of his life whilst watching everyone else live theirs. As Charlie tr...

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Community Reviews Summary of 169,131 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
reflective 67%
sad 66%
hopeful 41%
inspiring 35%
dark 31%
funny 22%
challenging 18%
tense 11%
lighthearted 9%
adventurous 7%
relaxing 5%
informative 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 31%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 39% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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