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'Perks of Being a Wallflower' author-director Stephen Chbosky takes on another young adult 'Wonder'

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' author-director Stephen Chbosky takes on another young adult 'Wonder'

Stephen Chbosky’s name is already synonymous with young adult literature. But since the publication of his celebrated coming-of-age novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” in 1999, Chbosky has earned yet another reason for recognition.

Having written and directed the “Perks” adaptation, as well as adapting “Rent” and this year’s live action mega-hit “Beauty and the Beast,” he’s seemingly mastered the task of interpreting material conceived for younger audiences without alienating older moviegoers.

“I want to make everyone who sees it have the potential to love it the way I love it,” he said.

His latest foray into that territory is the family drama “Wonder,” which...

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