Analysis Of Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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The perks of being a wallflower is written by Stephen Chbosky and is a young adult literature epistolary novel. It took me about 2 weeks to read it, which is quite long for me because I usually read books quite fast. The book has also been released as a motion picture, under the same name. The idea of the name for the book came after Chbosky experienced a bad breakup, and went through a rough time. He questioned why such good people let themselves get treated so badly, and then he realised that “that 's just one of the perks of being a wallflower”.

The story starts around the ending of the summer of '91. The book consists of letters Charlie wrote, and the first letter starts off with “August 25, 1991”. The story is situated in North-America. In the book they talk a lot about Penn State, which seems to be a college in the city Charlie lives in. So because of that, I think Charlie lives in Pennsylvania.

The story is about Charlie, a fifteen year old boy who starts his first year in highschool. Charlie is a shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward guy. In the book, Charlie writes letters about his life to an unknown person. In the letters, he talks about his fear of going to highschool, and how he is struggling with some things that happened to him in the past. The year before, Charlie 's best and only friend from middle-school, Michael, commited suicide. During his early childhood, he also lost his favourite aunt Helen.
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