Charlie is a young man facing the struggles of being a teenager. He’s lost the the world. Only a few people would dare take the time to get to know him. He faces sex, drugs, loss, and abuse in his life. He learns that you can’t feel “that way” about someone. He also see’s that relationships are hard and that they don’t work out. He will learn that goodbye is possibly the hardest thing to say to someone.

Charlie- Michael dies; NO friends
Meets Sam and Patrick
Sister Gets Hit- continues to date boy
Crush On Sam
First Party/ We Were Infinite
Misses Aunt- On acid-in hospital
Dates Alice
Loses Friends-therapy
Patrick& Brad Fight-Charlie stands up for him
Patrick&Charlie Kiss....Go out
Everyone forgives him
Sam&Charlie Get intimate
Sam Leaves

"Can’t feel that way" about Sam- I chose this because it set a tone and created some tension amongst characters. That’s what makes a story a good story. I also felt bad for Charlie to have to push more of his feelings away.
Charlie's Sister Hit-I chose this because it frustrated me to think that someone could stoop so low as to hit another human being. especially a boy abusing a girl, he supposedly loves. Now a days guys emotionally abuse girls most of the time.
For A Moment We Were Infinite- this spoke to me. It made me think of the first time i could ever think i was happy with everything in my life. I mean now I’m not but there was a point when i was infinite!
On acid as a result depression from the death of his Aunt- This part scared me. And made me worry about Charlie. At that point i had sort of established a relationship with the charlie as a character so i felt like he and i were close.
Sam&Charlie Intimate- This made me happy. Happy for Charlie, that he finally got his wish to connect with Sam on a deeper level than just friends.

The setting remains unknown in this novel. Charlie is a young man facing the coming of age process. He faces loss(death), drugs, lust, relationships, and sexuality issues in this seeming to be small town. His time period is unnamed but can be seen as more current (late 80's early 90's)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower takes place in an unknown setting and in a second person point-of-view. The main character, a teenage boy named Charlie, who is sending letter to an anonymous person. Charlie is very sensitive and suffers from depression. His best friend commits suicide before he starts high school, and while starting over he is drawn to a crowd of friends who support him and his love for writing, music, and poetry. The story is very relateable for any teenager. You see all parts of teen life including drugs and alcohol, sexuality, making friends, family relationships, and loss, but it does not stick to one certain topic. The lack of focus is what makes the story seem so realistic . And though wild at times, the perks of being a wallflower presents problems to which any teenager can relate. I suggest anyone looking for a dramatic, addicting story should indulge in this novel. It is a bit more directed towards teenagers, but i believe that anyone can get interested in it.

Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. He is both a screenwriter and a novelist. Chbosky received the Abraham Polonsky Screenwriting award for his screenplay Everything Divided and has won the Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Chbosky's most recent publication is Pieces: A Collection of New Voices.