Thorndike Press

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)

  • Stephen Chbosky
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432878611
  • ISBN-13: 9781432878610
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 370 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020
  • Bestsellers



A #1 New York Times Bestseller
An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
An American Library Association Best Book for Reluctant Readers
Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson

Now in a special edition to mark the twentieth anniversary of a beloved cult classic

The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Age Range: 13-17 | Grade Level: 10-12 | Lexile Measure: 720L


Customer Reviews

“Palpably real. . . . Charlie develops from an observant wallflower into his own man of action. . . . This report on his life will engage teen readers for years to come.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“. . . an upbeat ending to a tale of teenaged angstthe right combination of realism and uplift . . .”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Like Holden [Caulfield], Charlie oozes sincerity.”

— Kirkus Reviews