Apart from the slightly outdated references to mixtapes and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Stephen Chbosky’s novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, centers on universal themes which are still relevant today. Here are a couple of suggestions for texts you could relate Chbosky’s novel to.
High Fidelity (1995)
Although Nick Hornby’s novel features a 35-year-old as its main character, the novel holds many similarities to The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This doesn’t just include the frequent mention of mixtapes; the novel centers around themes such as growing up and working out why we are the way we are.
In High Fidelity, Rob has just been dumped by his successful girlfriend and is stuck with a failing record shop. He starts the process of going over all his past relationships with women in order to understand what went wrong between him and his g...