2. Charlie is an unpopular and introverted teen who 's going through a new phase in life – High school. Everything is new to him, which makes him even more lost and confused. It all starts when Charlie 's only friend from middle school committed suicide; since then Charlie 's been lonely and poignant. Additionally, his 'favorite person in the world ' Aunt Helen died in a car crash prior to the story.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school.
August Pullman a 10 year old boy living in New York was born with a face deformity, in the book he has his two parents and his older sister, Via. Because of his face deformity he has been homeschooled since fifth grade, but his parents have decided it's time for him to go to an actual school. Conflict that takes place is when one of the kids Julian that took August on the tour is noticeably mean and makes fun of August behind his back. During the school year the kids in his class start to get used to how he looks and August feels more comfortable. Eventually a kids decides to make up a rumor that if you touch August you will get the ‘Plague”, this causes all of his classmates to avoid touching August.
Gupta  Shrishti Gupta Ms.Kanika Dang English thesis paper 20th October, 2015 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stefen Chbosky ‘The perks of being a wallflower’ is a popular book read mostly among teenagers, it revolves around the life of an introverted boy called Charlie. This book is a rollercoaster of human emotions and an excellent portrayal of “misfits” as they struggle to find their place in the turbulent high school world. The readers have greeted this premise with empathy and understanding. Charlie’s haunting letters, addressed only to “Dear Friend,” bring readers straight to the heart of his struggles to fit in, to find the will to “participate” in life, and to cope with the realities of the larger world as he learns how to grow up. ‘the perks of being a wallflower’ is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Stefen Chbosky and published in 1999.
Time and again, he wants to make sure his boys are well-liked and popular. For example, when his son Biff confesses to making fun of his math teacher 's lisp, Willy is more concerned with how Billy 's classmates react. Of course, Willy 's version of the American Dream never pans out. Despite his son 's popularity in high school, Biff grows up to be a drifter and a ranch-hand. Willy 's own career falters as his sales ability flat-lines.
The movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, is based in Western Pennsylvania and directed towards teenage boys and girls. The story begins with a teenage boy named Charlie Kelmeckis who is entering his freshman year of high school. He is trying to cope with the death of a close friend and close relative, his own life, his lack of friends, and starting a new life at a new school. Chbosky does a miraculous job at narrating all of these issues through the eyes of the shy, introverted teenager. The reader will experience waves of emotion as they progress throughout the movie about Charlie’s life as he goes down the road of realization and grows up.
Introduction: Gene is a 16 year old boy attending the Devon boarding school in the year 1942. He is an introvert who is trying to find himself throughout the book, A Separate Peace. Gene befriends a boy named Phineas, or Finny. Finny is the exact opposite of Gene, he is an extrovert who likes adventure and breaking rules. The two boys become close friends, but throughout their friendship Gene is jealous of Finny.
Through this conversation, the narrator gained respect and insight on Sonny's life in the times that he was not there. Sonny was cryptic in his speaking at first but eventually made it very clear to his brother and even said, "the reason I wanted to leave Harlem so bad was to get away from drugs" (89). The narrator does not have much to say, but ultimately blames all of this on the "vivid, killing streets of [their] childhood" (73), that neither of them had truly escaped. He once thought they both had, him by becoming a teacher and Sonny by simply not living in Harlem for years, but in this moment, he realizes that not much has really changed - they still faced those streets, the only difference now was that they knew what they inherit. Sonny convinced his brother to come watch him play - the narrator knowing he could not possibly say no.
Kathe Koja’s novella Buddha Boy, intends to teach youth about their influence on others, as well as the power of friendship. The narrator Justin, is greeted by Rucher High School’s newest addition Jinsen, who is initially perceived as different, strange, and very “out-there.” Later on, Justin recognizes Jinsen as a talented artist, and a highly valued friend, and despite Jinsen’s peaceful wishes, want to push back and battle the bullies that Jinsen faces daily. Throughout the entirety of the story, Kathe Koja paints a stereotypical and overdone point of view on high school popularity, the concept of karma, and their effects on an unlikely friendship.
Alby doesn't care that Thomas is still in shock since his arrival and doesn’t show any empathy until later on in the book. In the movie however, they get along pretty well. Instead of being hard and negative and nearly antagonistic toward Thomas, in the movie, Alby finds himself taking on more of a mentoring role earlier on. In Thomas's case, this is better because it allows him to ease into this new life and help him ask more bold questions. Minho is one of few runners in the story and in the book, the night he got stuck in the maze with Alby and Thomas he acted very scared and had no hope at all.
The Resilience Of The Human Spirit Jamal Wallace is an inner-city kid from the Bronx with an aptness for basketball and a gift of writing. While always a C student, he scores very highly on the state’s standardized tests, and this comes to the attention of a well-distinguished New York preparatory school. A small mishap leads Jamal to the eccentric, uneasy, Pulitzer-winning author, William Forrester who has locked himself away in his apartment for many years. The start of their relationship is hostile and apprehensive at first because of Jamal’s social and racial background and Forrester’s age, but eventually Forrester begins to teach Jamal a thing or two about writing. This unexpected friendship leads William to overcome
“Don’t Call Me Ishmael”, written by Michael Gerard Bauer is a humorous novel that interacts with the readers especially young readers by exploring what high school is like for those who are being bullied and harassed but it also explores different stages of how friendships first develops. The protagonist who is a 9th grader named Ishmael Lesseur is sticking to the shadows and staying out of everyone’s way especially Barry Bagsley who has target Ishmael and has been harassing him since first day of year 8 at St Daniels Boys Collage. Throughout the book Ishmael struggles with identifying who he is and what he is worth. Michael Gerard Bauer has added sarcasm, irony, puns, embarrassing and humorous moments in the book to keep all the readers engrossed
7. Plot (key conflicts and resolution, approximately 250 words) Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a child prodigy and the youngest of three children in his family. He shares compassion with his older sister, Valentine, and violence with his older brother, Peter. Peter and other schoolchildren often bully Ender, who is always protected by Valentine. Colonel Graff uses a monitor to analyze Ender, and takes Ender away to Battle School after a bad fight with Stilson.
As Ponyboy achieves high grades and does well in school, he will become more like a Soc. This adjustment would occur because Socs are known for being superior students. On the other hand, greasers were known for being simpleminded, or as Sodapop refers to himself, “dumb” (17). To sum it up, by following Darry’s high standards, Ponyboy will have a prosperous future like the
The Kite Runner shows great things about humanity, redemption, father-son relationship and growing in the sense of becoming a better person with time. This is showed and captivated by two the kids Amir and Hassan, this novel goes through their childhood and adulthood with it showing challenges and change. With all these examples of life general why do people want to ban “The Kite Runner”? , it is said because of its “profanity”, “homosexuality”, “religious viewpoints”, and “sexually explicit scenes” making parents worry and try to ban this book.