The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 1451696191
ISBN 13: 9781451696196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Review:

Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Limited
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781471100482
ISBN 13: 1471100480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Review:

Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. The Perks of Being a Wallflower film will be released in cinemas 3rd October 2012.

Imaginary Friend

Imaginary Friend
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1538731347
ISBN 13: 9781538731345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Imaginary Friend Book Review:

STYLE type=text/css p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} /style A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this "haunting and thrilling" epic of literary horror from the #1 NYT bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (John Green). Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: A Novel by Stephen Chbosky (Trivia-On-Books)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: A Novel by Stephen Chbosky (Trivia-On-Books)
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower: A Novel by Stephen Chbosky (Trivia-On-Books) Book Review:

Trivia-on-Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! A coming-of-age novel like no other, The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of Charlie, an introvert who finds newfound friendship in the company of Sam and Patrick, while at the same time rekindling memories of his childhood. Charlie starts as a naïve boy who keeps to himself, until he opens up his heart to the world around him and becomes fully alive. A New York Times best-selling novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, launched author Stephen Chbosky’s name into the limelight, and recognitions of the novel are far more pronounced than its criticisms. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Taboo Topics in Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Taboo Topics in Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Nina Blagovič
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:965921292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Taboo Topics in Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Review:

The thesis focuses on taboo topics in Stephen Chbosky's novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, such as alcohol, drugs, sex, teenage pregnancy, abortion, homosexuality, violence, offensive language and child abuse. The realistic portrayal of these controversial topics led to complaints from parents - namely, that the novel's content is unsuitable for their children. The novel was challenged and banned repeatedly from schools and libraries in America, which means that it was no longer available for students to read. Some call this prohibition of the novel within schools censorship, which has sparked much debate on whether one individual complaining about a book has the right to determine what all students can or cannot read in school. This thesis takes into account and analyses opinions of parents, teachers, teenagers, the author of the novel Stephen Chbosky and some organisations involved in the fight for or against the banning of the novel. Since The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not as well-known in Slovenia as it is in America, Andrej Predin's novel Na zeleno vejo is referred to in order to see how people in Slovenia reacted to a similarly controversial novel.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition

The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 1471118185
ISBN 13: 9781471118180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition Book Review:

A modern cult classic, a major motion picture and a timeless bestseller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story. Charlie is not the biggest geek in high school, but he's by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is attempting to navigate through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and music - when all one requires to feel infinite is that perfect song on that perfect drive. Standing on the fringes of life Charlie has a unique perspective of the world around him, but there comes a time to stop being a wallflower and see what it looks like from the dance floor. This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has become a modern classic. Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating and through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up. 'Chobsky captures adolescent angst, confusion and joy... Compelling.' Booklist 'This wistful, sensitive novel perfectly captures the uncertainty and excitement of adolescence, and has become a deserving modern classic.' Scottish Book Trust 'A coming-of-age tale in the tradition of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and A SEPARATE PEACE... [Chbosky's] poignant reflections on life, love and friendship are often inspirational and always beautifully written.' USA Today

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Study Guide)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Study Guide)
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1610429753
ISBN 13: 9781610429757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Study Guide) Book Review:

The perfect companion to Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions
Author: Amy Farrell
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781910949610
ISBN 13: 1910949612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions Book Review:

Chapter Summaries 405 Classroom Questions 187 Questions on Comparative Modes 112 Questions on Comparing Texts for Comparative Study Scene by Scene Classroom Questions are essential resources for English teachers, designed to save time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. The guides are broken down by scene or chapter to complement the text they accompany. These guides provide a clear list of questions for every stage of teaching the text. Classroom Questions guides contain both closed and open questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. - Closed comprehension questions check students' understanding and ensure students are on task. - Open higher order questions promote thinking and reflection. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Classroom Questions contains chapter summaries of Stephen Chbosky's novel. There are also 405 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. An additional 299 questions explore the Comparative Study Modes: General Vision and Viewpoint Cultural Context/Social Setting Literary Genre Theme/Issue - Relationships Hero, Heroine, Villain Scene by Scene Classroom Questions teaching guides keep students focused on the text and encourage lively classroom discussions.

I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0425290794
ISBN 13: 9780425290798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I Have Lost My Way Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay “Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs. An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest. “A beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.” – Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve. -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve. -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a
Author: Lilly Love
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781719571272
ISBN 13: 1719571279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve. -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Book Review:

You deserve the best kind of love. Have this journal or notebook as a reminder of that as you record notes or thoughts. This also serves as a great gift for your loved ones.

When I Fall In Love

When I Fall In Love
Author: Miranda Dickinson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN 10: 000747847X
ISBN 13: 9780007478477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When I Fall In Love Book Review:

The brand new release from the Sunday Times bestselling author that bought you Fairytale of New York and It Started With A Kiss. What happens when your happy ever after is suddenly and painfully taken away from you?

Banned Books

Banned Books
Author: Robert P. Doyle
Publsiher: Amer Library Assn
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780838982792
ISBN 13: 0838982794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Banned Books Book Review:

From Back Cover of Book: Banned books: Challenging Our Freedom To Read provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression - and our freedom to read what we choose - are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration. This updated and expanded 2010 edition features a new, streamlined design that will make this an essential reference you'll return to time and again. Contents include: Insight - the challenge of censorship; Interpretation - the first amendment, the freedom of expression, and the freedom to read; Information - first amendment timeline, court cases, glossary, bibliography and quotations; Ideas - celebration guide for banned books week and communication guide for librarians; Incidents - top ten challenged books of 2009 and challenged or banned books - more than 1800 titles listed alphabetically by author plus title, topical, and geographical indices.

We Are the Ants

We Are the Ants
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publsiher: Simon Pulse
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1481449648
ISBN 13: 9781481449649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


We Are the Ants Book Review:

From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes an “equal parts sarcastic and profound” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to. After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

Psychology at the Movies

Psychology at the Movies
Author: Skip Dine Young
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2012-04-09
ISBN 10: 0470971770
ISBN 13: 9780470971772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Psychology at the Movies Book Review:

Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields

Quicklet on Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Quicklet on Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Zakkia Uddin
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 1614647844
ISBN 13: 9781614647843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Quicklet on Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Review:

ABOUT THE BOOK Stephen Chbosky's book may be younger than its adolescent protagonist, but it has had an eventful life so far. The Perks of Being a Wallflower has proved to be one of the most controversial novels of recent years - and one of the most popular with its target audience of teenagers. Polymath Chbosky set out to write a very different novel but found that a single line from that first manuscript kept ringing in his head: "I guess that's just one of the perks of being a wallflower." This inspired him to develop the idea and the character of Charlie, the "wallflower" of the title. Set in 1991, the epistolary novel takes us through the troubled Charlie's freshman year, and the events leading up to a horrible personal discovery that turns his happier childhood memories upside down. In 1999, MTV acquired the title. Word of mouth made it a near-instant success, with teenagers devouring its themes of angst, isolation, and ostracisation in high school. MEET THE AUTHOR Born and raised in Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, award-winning writer Zaki Hasan is a professor of communication and media studies, and has been a media scholar and critic for more than fifteen years. He is co-author of Quirk Books' Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, and his work has been featured in Q-News, Illume, and The Huffington Post. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Chbosky's epistolary novel begins with our anonymous narrator/letter-writer calling himself Charlie to avoid being identified and recounting a series of events ignited by the mysterious suicide of fellow student Michael Dobson. The letters are addressed to someone who may have known Dobson, but who Charlie has not personally met. He chooses the addressee because he hears that the former had "decided not to sleep with someone even though they could have". Dobson is a cipher whose death allows Charlie to engage for the first time with his fellow pupils in a compulsory group counselling session, held by the school. Dobson was also his only friend in middle school and the wide emotional reaction to his death makes Charlie keenly aware of the hypocritical attitude of the other students. On the cusp of being a freshman, Charlie writes to the unknown figure about his own family and the quiet unspoken grievances he notes between them. Most poignantly, he feels even more isolated by the fact that his older brother and sister are entering into the "real world" – college and relationships respectively. Privately, Charlie still finds himself missing his Aunt Helen, who had lived briefly with the family during what he recalls as the happiest years of his young life. BOOK OUTLINE +About the Book +About the Author +Synopsis +Key Terms and Definitions +Chapter-By-Chapter Commentary & Summary +Additional Resources

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 0486115143
ISBN 13: 9780486115146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Side of Paradise Book Review:

Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.

After a While You Just Get Used to It

After a While You Just Get Used to It
Author: Gwendolyn Knapp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 0698192133
ISBN 13: 9780698192133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


After a While You Just Get Used to It Book Review:

A vibrant new voice ups the self-deprecating memoir ante with tragicomic tales of her dysfunctional life in swampland Florida and America’s Big Easy A dive bar palm reader who calls herself the Disco Queen Taiwan; a slumlord with a penis-of-the-day LISTSERV; and Betty, the middle-aged Tales of the Cocktail volunteer who soils her pants on a party bus and is dealt with in the worst possible way. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters who populate Gwendolyn Knapp’s hilarious and heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—memoir debut, After a While You Just Get Used to It. Growing up in a dying breed of eccentric Florida crackers, Knapp thought she had it rough—what with her pack rat mother, Margie; her aunt Susie, who has fewer teeth than prison stays; and Margie’s bipolar boyfriend, John. But not long after Knapp moves to New Orleans, Margie packs up her House of Hoarders and follows along. As if Knapp weren’t struggling enough to keep herself afloat, working odd jobs and trying to find love while suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, the thirty-year-old realizes that she’s never going to escape her family’s unendingly dysfunctional drama. Knapp honed her writing chops and distinctive Southern Gothic–humor style writing short pieces and participating in the renowned reading series Literary Death Match. Now, like bestselling authors Jenny Lawson, Laurie Notaro, and Julie Klausner before her, Knapp bares her sad and twisted life for readers everywhere to enjoy.

Every Last Word

Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 1484706277
ISBN 13: 9781484706275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Every Last Word Book Review:

A New York Times Best Seller If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist. Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear. "Clueless meets Dead Poets Society with a whopping final twist." -Kirkus Reviews "This book is highly recommended-readers will connect with Sam, relating to her anxiety about her peers, and root for her throughout the book." -VOYA "A thoughtful romance with a strong message about self-acceptance, [this] sensitive novel boasts strong characterizations and conflicts that many teens will relate to. Eminently readable." -Booklist "A brilliant and moving story about finding your voice, the power of words, and true friendship. I couldn't put it down?" -Elizabeth Eulberg, Author of The Lonely Hearts Club "Brilliant, brave, and beautiful." -Kathleen Caldwell, A Great Good Place for Books "A riveting story of love, true friendship, self-doubt and self-confidence, overcoming obstacles, and truly finding oneself." -Melanie Koss, Professor of Young Adult Literature, Northern Illinois University "Romantic, unpredictable, relatable, and so very enjoyable." -Arnold Shapiro, Oscar- and Emmy-winning Producer "Characters to love and a story to break your heart. Readers will want to turn page after page and read every last word. Then do it all over again." -Marianne Follis, Teen Librarian, Valley Ranch (Irving) Public Library

Blood Red Road

Blood Red Road
Author: Moira Young
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 1442433396
ISBN 13: 9781442433397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blood Red Road Book Review:

The book that will “blow you away”** has a dazzling new look in paperback! Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba’s unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetic writing style, and an epic love story—making Moira Young is one of the most exciting new voices in teen fiction.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story
Author: Ned Vizzini
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-25
ISBN 10: 1423141083
ISBN 13: 9781423141082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Review:

Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.