Stephen Chbosky


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as soon as i read the description of this book on the back of it, i knew i would love it, and love it i did. by the end of the book, i was ready to change my name to charlie. i felt like i knew him. hell i felt like i was him. this is the most amazing piece of literature i have ever read. chbosky is truly a genius.

and i read that review at the wood too. the first thing i thought was "god what an asshole" how someone could belittle the book like that is unfathomable to me.

read it. it will touch you.

>>By krissa   (Friday, 14 Mar 2003 06:32)

the poem that Charlie gives to Patrick moved me to tears, i loved it so much that i copied it onto a scrap peice of paper thats now hanging in my room.
but i have a question for people about the ending. What did Charlie realize about his Aunt that caused him to need help for two sorry, i was just wondering.


>>By lovely   (Monday, 21 Apr 2003 06:05)

Does anyone know who wrote the poem in the perks of being a wallflower?? does any one know the title?? i read the book when i was 12. has any one read the push seiries..? its a series of books ( they dont have any hting in common, its just a collection of authers) i really enjoy them, so if your looking for something to read, you should try them.... also "go ask alice" which i recently dicovered. but please, if you know who wrote the poem in it, PLEASE HELP ME!

>>By r.   (Monday, 21 Apr 2003 15:57)

Dear friend,
when i finished the book i wanted to cry.. not only was it amazing but i was sad it was over. if they ever made a sequel the "perks" i would by it in a blink. the first time i read it, it took me not even a whole day to finish.

we should start a petition for a sequel.

my email

>>By Love always, Blaire   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 04:14)

i am 15 years old reading this book opened my eyes to a whole new world and i love the style mr. chbosky uses in his writing. i was completely taken over and i found it quite diffucult to put it down. my teacher even became upset because i was reading during one of his lectures. please stephen neveer stop writing. i suppose what i liked best about the book was that it dealt with real issues and solved them with real solutions not the kind in the movies. i loved the way it was very opinionated.

>>By misty blue hernandez   (Friday, 2 May 2003 03:00)

like most others said ..this book was very amazing. but i did have a question which i've been pondering. do you think charlie's name was actually 'charlie'? i mean, on the first page of the book he goes on about how he changes people's names so the person won't find out who he is. do you think he changed his name as well? i'm not sure ..charlie just seems to fit the charater in which chbosky built up. your opinion?

>>By zanna   (Saturday, 3 May 2003 03:47)

First, let me say that i loved the book. I loved it so much that i wrote a speech that i gave in front of seven hundred people that wa modeled after the book. It was written to charlie as every entry started out with "Dear Charlie" I ws wondering if anyone knew how i could get in contact with Stephen, either by phone, email, or letters. I f you know anything i would appredciate it so so so so much. please e-mail me at thank you

>>By Dan   (Tuesday, 6 May 2003 05:38)

I loved the book too. I'm kinda jealous...actually very jealous. I thought it was my own little secret. Anyway, I think it's great that other people liked it. I'm unsure about something in the book, though. Does anyone have an explanation for why he didn't remember anything about his Aunt Helen when he started masturbating? And why didn't he beat up the guy that hit his sister? It's probably better not to question anything. I'm just curious. Sorry.

>>By Susie   (Monday, 19 May 2003 22:49)

Ya, i would have to say that this book was pretty awsome. I dont really like to repeat stuff but ya everything yall said about what the book made you guys feel i felt it too. I kinda wish the book didnt end. Its like i wanted more, kinda like a drug...hahaha! Well id just like to say to everyone that if you liked this book that you might wanna try reading "A Separate Peace", that book was a great book. Or "Ender's Game". Right now i am in the middle od reading "Hard Love" which i think is kind of like Wallflower a bit but ive only read a fourth of it but so far im like into the book so much.

>>By EthanBob   (Friday, 6 Jun 2003 05:27)

He is one of the most brilliant authors i have ever read. i am so impressed that he is able to capture the universal feelings of "high school" and those in it. If anyone by any chance is aware of how to contact Mr. Chbosky (email or home address) i would love it if they could let me know, because i am interested in writing to him. my email address is -- thanks

>>By Lauren   (Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 23:52)

wow!!! i can't say much more than that. i started the book at like midnight, and i read it all the way through. then i wasn't able to sleep cause i couldn't stop thinking about it. just wow, u know! wow.


>>By vogue   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 02:28)

I am currently a teacher and I have been considering adding this book to my curriculum. Does anybody know for sure who he (Charlie) is actually writing too? Is it himself or the reader? Please email me at

>>By Matt   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 02:46)

Sorry there was a typing error in my last letter. I know too should be spelled to. Feel free to email me if you have info on the identity of the recipient of Charlie's letters.

>>By Matt   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 02:50)

I think Stephen Chbosky is an amazing writer and a wonderful person (he wrote me the loveliest letter when I wrote to him praising his book). I can't wait to read something else by him (btw Pieces was simply edited by Chbosky). He writes beautifully and with such humor and heart. Perks is one of my favorite books ever. I haven't found other novels that touch such a chord in me. I hate hearing it compared to Catcher, as much as I LOVE that novel also, I think Perks is far, far better than Catcher (not just because it's more modern, either!!!)

>>By Angela   (Sunday, 6 Jul 2003 01:08)

i read the book about two months ago in one night. it's now one of my favorite books. i liked it so much, i gave it to my friend as a graduation gift. [he also loved it.] since he is now in possession of it [and he lives 500 miles away from me] i can't peruse.

would anyone like to share with me what the books are that his english teacher gives to him? in order, preferably.

>>By katharine   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 10:20)

i just finished reading perks. i did it in 2 sittings. honestly, i couldnt put the thing down. i reminded me so much of the way i felt freshman year. the charactors were so developed even though their identities were to remain secret. i think he is an amazing author and im going to check more into his works. this is one of those "life-changing" books i can say also.

>>By aaron   (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 06:25)

Stephen Chbosky I was just like you, and I thank you for putting this book out on sale. It really touched my heart. I was just like you but in grade school.

>>By Phillip White   (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 17:24)

The perks of being a wallflower is a great book. I'm 28 years old, and I'm kind of sad now that I finished reading it. I miss the people in the book. That sounds strange, but if you read it you'll understand what I mean. It may be the best book I've ever read. I read it in less than 2 days, which is extremely quick for me.

Also, I cannot stop listening to the song 'Asleep' by the Smiths. If you read the book, you'll see what I mean.

I hope Stephen sells a billion copies because this book is great.

>>By Charlie-   (Sunday, 15 Aug 2004 05:49)

My life as well was changed by Stephen Chbosky's novel, Perks of Being a Wallflower. Chbosky really has a talent for creating characters that connect to the human soul and its needs. I would really like to get into contact with Stephen Chbosky if possible. Please Help Me...He really needs to know the impact his novel has had on my life. If you have any info on how to get into contact with Stephen Chbosky, please contact me. Thanks guys!

AIM: Shorty80387

By Kristina

>>By Rosy_Politician   (Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 18:37)

I have read some of his books and I find myself bored and feeling like less of a person just for reading them. I dont understand why people relate to him so much. I had no intrest in perks of being a wall flower...I felt as if I was reading a childrens book. Alright, alright...There good books for kids in high school, but when I read that adults are loving his writings I just get a little thrown off. All im saying is....guys, dont get your son or daughters latest book.....go get one that improves you and the way you really look at life, dont read one that reminds you of how stupid you were in highschool. Maybe Im being to harsh. probably not.

>>By Tonnie Wanda   (Monday, 4 Oct 2004 09:25)

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