Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspectivebut there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky''s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over two million copies in print, spent over six months at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it''s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.