Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky's haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over three million copies in print, spent over one year at #1 on the "New York Times "bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a story about what it's like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
About the Author
Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of his novel, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, "The Four Corners of Nowhere", premiered at Sundance Film Festival. He wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of "Rent"; and co-created the post-apocalyptic television drama, "Jericho". He also edited "Pieces", a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenChbosky.