Charlie is your average “wallflower” in THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
by Stephen Chbosky, but everything changes when he meets some older kids at school. For the first time, he experiences true friends, young love, the glory that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show
and some truly difficult aspects of growing up.
A coming-of-age tale that’s been hailed a “modern classic” and was on the bestseller list for more than a year, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER was also the 10th most banned book from 2000-2009, most often for being sexually explicit and having offensive language.
Still though, there are many diehard fans that believe this book should not be banned by any means, including author Ava Dellaira
[LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD
] and Teen Board members Janine C. and Dally M. Below, the three of them discuss their own reactions to THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, and why it means so much to each of them.