The Book That Made Me: James Mayhew 17/07/19
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Charlie is a shy, introspective teenager, who prefers to look on from the sidelines, and has his own unique perspective on the high school world he sees around him. But Charlie can't remain a 'wallflower' on the fringes of things forever, and through a distinctive narrative voice, he documents his experiences as he begins to encounter all the challenges of growing up.
Taking in everything from first dates to family dramas, new friends to experimenting with sex and drugs, Charlie's journey of self-discovery is both funny and deeply moving. This wistful, sensitive novel perfectly captures the uncertainty and excitement of adolescence, and has become a deserving modern classic.