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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a young adult coming-of-age epistolary novel by American writer Stephen Chbosky, which was first published on February 1, 1999, by Pocket Books. Set in the early 1990s, the novel follows Charlie, an introverted teenager, through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb. The novel details Charlie’s unconventional style of thinking as he navigates between the worlds of adolescence and adulthood, and attempts to deal with poignant questions spurred by his interactions with both his friends and family.


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„I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: Everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„Every person has to live his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„It was the kind of kiss I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know I was never so happy in my whole life.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: And she kissed me. It was the kind of kiss that I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Stephen Chbosky photo
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„So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them.
Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Stephen Chbosky photo
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