Stephen Chybosky's 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

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Perks of Being a Wallflower “Because things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anyone.”- Stephen Chybosky My freshman year of high school I bought the book Perks of Being a Wallflower, I had seen the trailers for the movie but when I realized it was a book,oh man. The book is about a boy named charlie in his freshman year of highschool the cliche of teen literature. He has no friends and is an outcast, and even though the book never out right says it but he suffers from ptsd because his repressed memories of the abuse he endured by his aunt (who the book/movie makes look like a great person until the ending the movie explains more). One day he meets two seniors step-siblings Patrick and sam, and his world changes not for the better, but not for the worst either. He falls in love with sam, is introduced to drugs, and music that makes him feel something. He experiences things in new ways and his emotions are everywhere.of course it 's…show more content…
Strangely my mental break was at a simi okay time in my life I was in a simi-healthy relationship and school was pretty okay. When you 're fifteen and everyone tells you your “mental health” isn’t anything to worry about you ignore it. What 's funny about fourteen year old Habs is that they bought Perks of Being a Wallflower, but didn 't read it until they were in a “mental health clinic” and had nothing else to do, but that 's depression for you you want to do things but instead you stare at your ceiling and think “I’ll do it later.” as I read the book I realised how wrong everything I had been told about mental health was it is a problem. In reality, You can only go so long without treating your depression before it all crumbles. Perks of Being a Wallflower gave me a sense of realisation and motivation to get up and help myself. I didn’t want to let myself deteriorate. The hospital only made me want to stab myself in the eye with a
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