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.