The Perks of Being A Wallflower [Unabridged] (Size: 351.31 MB)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 6 hour(s) and 22 min.
Program Type: Audiobook MP3
Version: Unabridged, 128kbps, 367mb
Publisher: Recorded Books (February 6, 2006)
This best-selling novel earned a starred review from School Library Journal and has been favorably compared to such coming-of-age classics as The Catcher in the Rye and A Separate Peace.
Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.
©1999 Stephen Chbosky; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
In an unknown setting, the novel begins in August 1991 with a teenager going by the alias of Charlie, writing to an anonymous "friend" whom he heard someone at school talking about, and decided they sounded like a nice person to write to. Charlie states that he does not want the anonymous friend to try to figure out who he is or to find him. Charlie has just begun his freshman year of high school, his brother is at Pennsylvania State University on a football scholarship, and his sister is a senior in high school. We learn that his best—and only—friend committed suicide prior to the beginning of the book—leaving Charlie to face high school alone. Charlie often refers to his late Aunt Helen and how she was his "favorite person in the whole world" and states frequently that something bad happened to her, but he can never talk about her death as it takes him to his "bad place."