Stephen Chbosky Writing Styles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky
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Point of View

"The Perks of Being A Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky is written from the first-person perspective of Charlie, the protagonist. The story is told in a series of letters, known as an epistolary, that span the first year that Charlie is in high school and the summer that follows it. Each of the letters are dated which gives perspective to the time frame of the story.

Since the book was written, it has grown into a cult favorite and has sold a million books. The author, Stephen Chbosky, is a graduate of the University of Southern California's filmic writing program. He directed and wrote the screenplay for the film version of "The Perks of Being A Wallflower." He also wrote the film adaption of "Rent" which was received with critical acclaim. Chbosky's first film was "The Four Corners of Nowhere" which was premiered at the Sundance Film...

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