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Top 80+ Books are like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

This masterpiece by Stephen Chbosky was 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. 80 similar books to “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” are given below:

Pieces by Stephen Chbosky

This short-story that is excellent selection is greater than a study that is great — it is a thrilling peek in to fiction’s potential. Mtvis “Create Material” competition’s champions reveal thoughts and their sounds in stories which are unquestionably daring, endearingly natural, and creative.
In The Next Time, a housewife confronts a gunman — an event that changes her brain, and her existence, in astonishing methods. . .Pinball can be an edgy story of the youthful email workeris hidden sex-life. . .After her wedding that is broken, there goes in Ny a cook to work with a stylish SoHo pair in Roam. . As observed through her child’s eyes.Mother catches the misfortune of the ladyis disease. . .In Evening of the Lifeless, a condemned connection starts whenever a twentysomethingis sweetheart techniques in together with her and results from an Outward-Bound journey. . .Two previous senior school buddies return — and evaluate their lifestyles that are different.

Smack – Melvin Burgess

Occasionally perhaps you require an event. The knowledge could be a person or it may be a medication. The knowledge starts a doorway which was there constantly however, it was never seen by you. Or possibly you blasts into space. This time around it had been Rob and Lily spending that point to create me experience one of these, however it was the medication also. All that crap―about Gemma making me, about Mother and PA, about making residence. All that material that is damaging. All of the discomfort. . .
I was simply sailed from by it, I simply sailed from it. . . Up. . .
That I looked over the guide and I leaned back and that I looked over them-and Gemma smiled a large gentle grin, at me .
“Better?” she said.
“Smack” may be the champion of in Literature the 1996 Medal

God-Shaped Hole – Tiffanie DeBartolo

A fortune-teller explained that my one real love might die small and abandon me alone after I was twelve.
Everybody claimed she was a scam, that she simply made it.
Why the-hell an individual might constitute anything like this I would enjoy to understand.

Created using humor and the click, sparkle of The Lady’s Manual to Shopping and Fishing, Lord-Formed Pit is just an unforgettable, touching love tale that’ll depart you weeping with fun. It’s informed within Beatrice “Trixie” Jordan who responds to some private ad’s vulnerable speech, ” I’m seeking a buddy for that end-of the planet in case your motives are real.”

This tale may show thus pressing you family member or perhaps a stranger or will hurry to talk about it having a friend.

  1. Be More Chill – Ned Vizzini
  2. Go Ask Alice – Anonymous
  3. Violet and Claire: A Novel – Francesca Lia Block
  4. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography – Lemony Snicket
  5. The Nicomachean Ethics – Aristotle, Hugh Tredennick, James Alexander Kerr Thomson
  6. Brave New Girl – Louisa Luna
  7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  8. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  9. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  10. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
  11. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
  12. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
  13. Luna by Julie Ann Peters
  14. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  15. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  16. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  17. Wintergirl by Laurie Halse Anderson
  18. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  19. Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  20. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
  21. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
  22. Catcher in the rye.
  23. Born Confused – Tanuja Desai Hidier
  24. God-Shaped Hole or How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie Debartolo
  25. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  26. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  27. A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
  28. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
  29. Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters
  30. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  31. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  32. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  33. Smack or Doing It by Melvin Burgess
  34. Speak by Laurier Hasle Anderson
  35. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  36. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  37. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  38. The Bell Jar : A Novel by Sylvia Plath
  39. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  40. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  41. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
  42. Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno
  43. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  44. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  45. Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction by Luke Davies
  46. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  47. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  48. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  49. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
  50. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  51. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  52. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
  53. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  54. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  55. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  56. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  57. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  58. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  59. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  60. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  61. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  62. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  63. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  64. Kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini
  65. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  66. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

70. The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

Written by Jeffrey Eugenides, this fictional story describes the short life of five sisters. Their neighbors struggle to find reasons or explanations for their tragic acts. After the eldest sister commits suicide, their house become dark and their lives are being watched by their parents very closely. Nonetheless the girls find a way to meet men and have sex from which their catholic parents want to keep them away. All remaining four sisters commit suicide at once but Mary survives and later ends her life by overdose of sleeping pills.

 71. Hard Love

Hard Love

It is an award winning young adult novel by Ellen Wittlinger published in 1999. The story tells us about a boy John whose parents divorced six years ago, meets Marisol who is a lesbian. They both initially meet because they both love writing zines describing their life stories. He falls in love with Marisol but she is strictly lesbian and when John takes her along to the junior prom, she thinks he wants to take her as a friend but things turn out otherwise. In the end, John finds Dianna and both of them develop relationship while John finishes last year of his high school.

Hate List

Hate List

Author Jennifer Brown’s novel “Hate List” was published in 2009 and it follows a shooting incidence in a high school from the point of view of Valerie Leftman. Valerie’s boyfriend Nick Levil was the shooter and both of them created a Hate List but Valerie didn’t know that Nick was serious about it and intended to take action. During the shooting, Valerie puts herself in front of a victim and is shot in the leg while Nick kills himself. Her friends, family and colleagues circles start to fall apart and the girl whose life she saved befriends her. In the end she learns how to forgive and standup for herself and find mental peace.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

A 2007 New York Times Bestseller by Jay Asher that is about a young adult named Clay Jensen who is a shy and quiet high school student who meets an anonymous person while returning from school to home in his doorstep. He gave him cassettes recorded by Hannah Baker, Clay’s crush who committed suicide recently. In cassettes she has recorded her voice telling 12 students the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide and how they are responsible for it. In the end Clay meets Skye his middle school crush with seemingly suicidal intentions and he turns and says “Skye”.

 If I Stay

If I Stay

The story of 17-year-old Mia Hall is written by Gayle Forman published in 2009. Mia tries to deal with events after a car accident killing her family and she is the only one to survive after coming out of a coma. She finds out that she is having an out-of-body experience where her soul has detached from her body. In the end her friend Adam reaches and begs her to stay so she changes her mind about leaving the world and returns to her body.

  Before I fall

Before I fall

It is the story of 17-year-old Samantha Kingston (Sam) killed in a car accident that took place in her hometown Ridgeview. During the final seconds of her horrifying and painful death, memories of the past flashes through her mind but the following morning she wakes up in her bed. She realizes that she is reliving the last day of her life for some reason probably to make things right. During the course of reliving her last day of her life, she gets in depression, finding a way to change things but finally accepts the fate.

 7. The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Australian author Markus Zusak wrote this book in 2005 and it has won numerous awards as was listed on The New York Times Bestseller list for more than 200 weeks. It mentions the story of nine-year-old German girl Liesel Meminger during World War II. After the death of her brother she goes to her new home and meets her foster parents Hans and Rosa. After her foster parents give shelter to a Jewish man Max, the family is endangered even more. Her foster father teaches her to read in secret and Liesel starts to write. She starts to steal books and embarks on journey of self-discovery.



Laurie Halse Anderson wrote this novel published in 1999 and it tells the story of a high school student Melinda Sordino who busted an end-of-summer party accidently due to an incident which is not known and her peers shame her for calling the police. She stops speaking altogether because she could not verbalize what happened and she starts to express herself in the art. Through her art, she faces her problems and recreates her identity.

The Selection

The Selection

Kiera Cass’s first book in The Selection Series published in 2012 is about America Singer, who lives in a world of 8 castes. Although pressurized by her mother named Magda and sister named May, she has no interest to enter the competition for selection of the crown of princess due to her dating with Aspen. Later circumstances change and she enters the competition and starts to like the prince. Eventually Aspen enters the picture again and America becomes confused who she loves more.

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