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.