It is a novel by Stephen Chbosky published back in 1999 by Pocket Books. The novel is based on a 15-year-old teenager Charlie describing his experiences in letters to anonymous recipient. He discusses his two traumatic experiences from his past i.e. the death of his only middle-school friend and death of his favorite aunt. Charlie makes new friends Sam and Patrick who happen to be sister and brother. Charlie and Sam fall in love and Sam kisses him to make sure that his first kiss is from someone who loves him. In the end, Charlie comes to terms with his past.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Originally published: February 1, 1999
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Adaptations: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Characters: Charlie, Patrick, Brad, Sam, Bill
Genres: Fiction, Young-adult fiction, Epistolary novel