The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This study guide will help you analyze the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
The quotes from this study guide are taken from the 2009 Pocket Books edition.
Presentation of the text
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999)
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Stephen Chbosky (b. 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and movie director. He is best known for his 1999 novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which he wrote over the course of five years. Elements of the book’s plot and characters are based on Chbosky’s own memories of being a teenager.
In 2012, Chbosky adapted the book into a screenplay, and directed a movie version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller.