A haunting coming of age novel told in a series of letters to an unknown correspondent reveals the life of Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflower, shy and introspective, and very intelligent, it's a story of what it's like to grow up in high school, tracing a course through uncharted territory in the world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Stephen Chbosk. Logan Lerman stars as a teenager named Charlie. The film's ensemble cast also features Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons, Erin Wilhelmi, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Rudd, and Joan Cusack. It received a positive critical response and was a commercial success. It received several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, two Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Chbosky, and the 2013 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film. (from Wikipedia)
These novels describe teens going through a time of change and heartache, but with the help of friends, the end can be in sight.