The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age epistolary novel written by American novelist Stephen Chbosky . [ 1 ] It was published on February 1, 1999 by MTV . The story is narrated by a teenager who goes by the alias of "Charlie"; he describes various scenes in his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person, whom he does not know personally. [ 2 ] The book was made into a film in 2012, starring Logan Lerman , Ezra Miller and Emma Watson , directed by the author. The story takes place in a suburb of Pittsburgh during the early 1990s, Charlie's freshman year in a high school.
“I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails, I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body, the sovereign nose of your arrogant face, I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes, and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot heart, Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.” ― Pablo Neruda
post written by: Marc Email In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site.