The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451696196
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Fiction

Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471118180
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A modern cult classic, a major motion picture and a timeless bestseller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story. Charlie is not the biggest geek in high school, but he's by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is attempting to navigate through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and music - when all one requires to feel infinite is that perfect song on that perfect drive. Standing on the fringes of life Charlie has a unique perspective of the world around him, but there comes a time to stop being a wallflower and see what it looks like from the dance floor. This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has become a modern classic. Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating and through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up. 'Chobsky captures adolescent angst, confusion and joy... Compelling.' Booklist 'This wistful, sensitive novel perfectly captures the uncertainty and excitement of adolescence, and has become a deserving modern classic.' Scottish Book Trust 'A coming-of-age tale in the tradition of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and A SEPARATE PEACE... [Chbosky's] poignant reflections on life, love and friendship are often inspirational and always beautifully written.' USA Today

Das also ist mein Leben

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641066369
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Charlie ist sechzehn, er ist in seinem ersten Jahr in der Highschool und hat die Probleme, die man in diesem Alter so hat: mit Mädchen, mit der Schule, mit sich selbst. Zumindest scheint es so zu sein. Doch in den Briefen, die er an einen unbekannten »Freund« schreibt, wird deutlich, dass Charlie eine ganz besondere Sicht auf die Welt hat: Er beobachtet die Menschen um sich herum, fragt sich, ob sie ihr Leben so leben, wie sie es möchten, und versucht verzweifelt, seine eigene Rolle in all dem, was wir Leben nennen, zu begreifen.

Diesseits vom Paradies

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257602685
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Fiction

Amory Blaine ist begabt und privilegiert. Von der Mutter hat er die Überzeugung, zu Höherem geboren zu sein. Er studiert in Princeton, und nach etlichen Flirts begegnet er Rosalind, seiner ersten großen Liebe. Als sie ihn für einen anderen verläßt, zerschellen Amorys jugendliche Ideale. Was bleibt, ist der Alkohol – aber trotz aller Trauer und Enttäuschung auch die Erkenntnis, daß das Leben, so pathetisch und lächerlich es oft scheint, doch lebenswert ist: nicht jenseits, sondern diesseits vom Paradies.

Quicklet on Stephen Chbosky s The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Zakkia Uddin
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 9781614647843
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Study Aids

ABOUT THE BOOK Stephen Chbosky's book may be younger than its adolescent protagonist, but it has had an eventful life so far. The Perks of Being a Wallflower has proved to be one of the most controversial novels of recent years - and one of the most popular with its target audience of teenagers. Polymath Chbosky set out to write a very different novel but found that a single line from that first manuscript kept ringing in his head: "I guess that's just one of the perks of being a wallflower." This inspired him to develop the idea and the character of Charlie, the "wallflower" of the title. Set in 1991, the epistolary novel takes us through the troubled Charlie's freshman year, and the events leading up to a horrible personal discovery that turns his happier childhood memories upside down. In 1999, MTV acquired the title. Word of mouth made it a near-instant success, with teenagers devouring its themes of angst, isolation, and ostracisation in high school. MEET THE AUTHOR Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years. He is co-author of Quirk Books' Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and his work has been featured in Q-News, Illume, and The Huffington Post. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Chbosky's epistolary novel begins with our anonymous narrator/letter-writer calling himself Charlie to avoid being identified and recounting a series of events ignited by the mysterious suicide of fellow student Michael Dobson. The letters are addressed to someone who may have known Dobson, but who Charlie has not personally met. He chooses the addressee because he hears that the former had "decided not to sleep with someone even though they could have". Dobson is a cipher whose death allows Charlie to engage for the first time with his fellow pupils in a compulsory group counselling session, held by the school. Dobson was also his only friend in middle school and the wide emotional reaction to his death makes Charlie keenly aware of the hypocritical attitude of the other students. On the cusp of being a freshman, Charlie writes to the unknown figure about his own family and the quiet unspoken grievances he notes between them. Most poignantly, he feels even more isolated by the fact that his older brother and sister are entering into the "real world" – college and relationships respectively. Privately, Charlie still finds himself missing his Aunt Helen, who had lived briefly with the family during what he recalls as the happiest years of his young life. BOOK OUTLINE +About the Book +About the Author +Synopsis +Key Terms and Definitions +Chapter-By-Chapter Commentary & Summary +Additional Resources

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781610429757
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

The perfect companion to Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Taboo Topics in Stephen Chbosky s The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Nina Blagovič
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:965921292
Release Date: 2016
Genre:

The thesis focuses on taboo topics in Stephen Chbosky's novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, such as alcohol, drugs, sex, teenage pregnancy, abortion, homosexuality, violence, offensive language and child abuse. The realistic portrayal of these controversial topics led to complaints from parents - namely, that the novel's content is unsuitable for their children. The novel was challenged and banned repeatedly from schools and libraries in America, which means that it was no longer available for students to read. Some call this prohibition of the novel within schools censorship, which has sparked much debate on whether one individual complaining about a book has the right to determine what all students can or cannot read in school. This thesis takes into account and analyses opinions of parents, teachers, teenagers, the author of the novel Stephen Chbosky and some organisations involved in the fight for or against the banning of the novel. Since The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not as well-known in Slovenia as it is in America, Andrej Predin's novel Na zeleno vejo is referred to in order to see how people in Slovenia reacted to a similarly controversial novel.

Aristoteles und Dante entdecken die Geheimnisse des Universums

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publisher: Thienemann Verlag in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783522621137
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Fiction

Dante kann schwimmen. Ari nicht. Dante kann sich ausdrücken und ist selbstsicher. Ari fallen Worte schwer und er leidet an Selbstzweifeln. Dante geht auf in Poesie und Kunst. Ari verliert sich in Gedanken über seinen älteren Bruder, der im Gefängnis sitzt. Mit seiner offenen und einzigartigen Lebensansicht schafft es Dante, die Mauern einzureißen, die Ari um sich herum gebaut hat. Ari und Dante werden Freunde. Sie teilen Bücher, Gedanken, Träume und lachen gemeinsam. Sie beginnen die Welt des jeweils anderen neu zu definieren. Und entdecken, dass das Universum ein großer und komplizierter Ort ist, an dem manchmal auch erhebliche Hindernisse überwunden werden müssen, um glücklich zu werden! In atemberaubender Prosa erzählt Sáenz die Geschichte zweier Jungen, die Loyalität, Freundschaft, Vertrauen, Liebe – und andere kleine und große Geheimnisse des Universums entdecken.

All die verdammt perfekten Tage

Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 9783641158484
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Fiction

Ein Mädchen lernt zu leben - von einem Jungen, der sterben will Ist heute ein guter Tag zum Sterben?, fragt sich Finch, sechs Stockwerke über dem Abgrund auf einem Glockenturm, als er plötzlich bemerkt, dass er nicht allein ist. Neben ihm steht Violet, die offenbar über dasselbe nachdenkt wie er. Von da an beginnt für die beiden eine Reise, auf der sie wunderschöne wie traurige Dinge erleben und großartige sowie kleine Augenblicke – das Leben eben. So passiert es auch, dass Finch bei Violet er selbst sein kann – ein verwegener, witziger und lebenslustiger Typ, nicht der Freak, für den alle ihn halten. Und es ist Finch, der Violet dazu bringt, jeden einzelnen Moment zu genießen. Aber während Violet anfängt, das Leben wieder für sich zu entdecken, beginnt Finchs Welt allmählich zu schwinden...

Die letzte Reise der Meerjungfrau

Author: Imogen Hermes Gowar
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732556014
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Fiction

"Eine unglaublich eindrucksvolle Lektüre. Gowars Gespür für anschauliche und sinnliche Details ist erstaunlich." The Bookseller Ein Wunder, raunen die einen. Betrug, rufen die anderen. Für den Kaufmann Jonah Hancock zählt nur eines: Die Meerjungfrau, die sein Kapitän aus Übersee mitgebracht hat, versetzt ganz London in Staunen. Wie ein Lauffeuer verbreitet sich die Kunde in den Kaffeehäusern, Salons und Bordellen der Stadt. Jonah steigt in die obersten Kreise der Gesellschaft auf und verkauft seine Meerjungfrau schließlich für eine schwindelerregende Summe. Nur die Gunst der Edelkurtisane Angelica Neal bleibt unerschwinglich für ihn, denn als Beweis seiner Liebe fordert Angelica eine eigene Meerjungfrau. Jonah setzt alles daran, ihr diesen Wunsch zu erfüllen. Doch Wunder haben einen hohen Preis. Ein preisgekröntes Romandebüt über Menschen, Meerjungfrauen und das ewige Streben nach mehr. Imogen Hermes Gowar erweckt das London des 18. Jahrhunderts zum Leben - schillernd, faszinierend und facettenreich.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions

Author: Amy Farrell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910949612
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre:

Chapter Summaries 405 Classroom Questions 187 Questions on Comparative Modes 112 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for English teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are broken down by scene or chapter to complement the text they accompany. These guides provide a clear list of questions for every stage of teaching the text. Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. - Closed comprehension questions check students' understanding and ensure students are on task. - Open higher order questions promote thinking and reflection. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions contains chapter summaries of Stephen Chbosky's novel. There are also 405 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. An additional 299 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes: General Vision and Viewpoint Cultural Context/Social Setting Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships Hero, Heroine, Villain Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

Die Geheimnisse von Pittsburgh

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher:
ISBN: 3462039466
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre:

Nach dem Sommer soll Art ”erwachsen“ werden und seine Turnschuhe gegen seriöse Lederschuhe tauschen - doch vorher will er leben. Er begegnet der schönen Phlox, dem verwirrenden Lecomte und dem Geldeintreiber Cleveland, verliert seine Ideale und entdeckt ungeahnte Gefühle. Und so kommt er ihnen langsam auf die Spur: den Geheimnissen von Pittsburgh und denen des Lebens.(Quelle: Umschlagtext).

Extraordinary Development of a Character Stephen Chbosky s The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Till Düren
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668374058
Release Date: 2017-01-04
Genre: Literary Collections

Essay aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This essay deals with the extraordinary character development the protagonist, Charlie, of Stephen Chbosky's novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" goes through. It shows clearly that Charlie has develops from a reserved "wallflower" to a confident person. He goes through a metamorphose and has transforms from an immature youngster to an adult. The support of his family helps him indirectly in solving his problems with the aid of a psychologist and the love of his family; this is an important phase of life which gets him through puberty.

100 Unexpected Statements about the Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Jake Kemp
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458957474
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.