The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Shy, sensitive and very in-tune to regular life, Charlie is the boy that Stephen Chbosky follows in his life-changing book, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

The book is written in Charlie's point of view, and he narrates, speaking as if he's writing letters to an anonymous person that he knows but he never lets on who it is in the book. Charlie is a fifteen-year-old starting high school, where he meets up with a few of the fellow outsiders.

Patrick, his best friend, who is homosexual, and Sam, the girl he loves, introduce him to the world. Sex, beer and drugs. As well as girls. And Charlie falls in with them and moves along with what they do, being the push-over he was.

But through the book you learn that Charlie is not 'okay.' And there are subtle hints and notions throughout the book about the slightly 'not right' relationship he had with his Aunt Helen, who died a few years before he started writing the letters.

The book is emotionally moving, as you really begin to feel like you know Charlie. You root for his success as he struggles with being painfully perceptive and in-tune with everything. He overthinks and analyzes everything, which hurts as well as helps.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower sucks you in, making you feel and see things in Charlie's point of view.

It really is a life-changing book.

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