Annotated Bib for Perks

Chbosky, Stephen. (1999). The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Pocket Books: A Division of       Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chbosky’s work in The Perks of being a Wallflower can be closely related to Schrag’s Likewise due to the fact that they both are a tale of two coming of age teenagers. Both works discusses the topic of drugs, sex, love, not fitting in, and everything in between. Chbosky’s work brings into light the idea of how mental illnesses can affect individuals in all aspects of their life, while Likewise is a story that discusses sexuality. I believe that both these topics are controversial to talk about- especially for the time that they both came out, as well as increasingly important to normalize as it is a part of what makes us human.



1 thought on “Annotated Bib for Perks”

  1. As Perks of Being a Wallflower being one of my favourite books/movies, I can certainly see ways how Schrag’s book can be similar to Perks. It might sound odd but in some parts of the book, I can put the soundtrack from the movie to go with the scene in the book. An example of this could be how Asleep by The Smiths can be played when Ariel is with Sally and Alexis and doesn’t want to go home (Schrag, 2009, p. 217).



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