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October 12, 2012 7:59 AM

A coming-of-age story that feels genuine

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is set in 1991, in a small town where high school culture is a John Hughes movie, with all the confusion, ’80s music and hip ennui that implies. Everyone can’t wait to get out, and no one more than Charlie, a freshman counting down the days to graduation even before his first class.

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