Book Report On The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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“Dear friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at the party even though you could have.” This is the first line of the book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This line was written by the main character, fifteen year old Charlie. Right before the commencement of high school, Charlie was trying to cope with the suicide of his friend, Michael. He tried to lessen the anxiety and fear of starting high school alone, so he began to write letters to a stranger to help him. Throughout the story we never find out where he lives, or to whom he’s writing, but we did get the opportunity to understand his troubles. During the course of his first year in high school, Charlie gets a little dose of reality; good and bad. Charlie is a special character, because he has been through many obstacles, but still manages to keep a smile, and stay strong. The one out of many predicaments that Charlie had to face was high school. Charlie wasn’t very fond of high school for many reasons. He didn’t like that Susan, a girl in his advanced English class, acted dumb just to…show more content…
He doesn’t go to watch, more to see the people. “Now normally I am very shy, but Nothing seemed like the kind of guy you could just walk up to at a football game even if you were three years younger and not popular” (19). Charlie acts against his shy nature to introduce himself to the senior in his shop class, Patrick. Patrick introduces Charlie to his stepsister, Sam. Charlie found himself lucky, because they didn’t mind spending time with him. After the game, the three teenagers went to eat at the local Big Boy. While Charlie spends an enormous amount of his time with these two seniors, he learns a great deal. Charlie has overcame the obstacle of opening up to people. He soon discovers that having friends you can rely on is very
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