the perks of being a wallflower is his first novel. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author's imagination or. No-Drama Discipline. the perks of being a wallflower is his first novel. This book is a work of I just reread. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Stephen Chbosky 1 Published by: POCKET BOOKS, Simon and Schuster Inc., Avenue of.

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I laugh and cry and the same parts each time I read it. I still have my original copy from the 90's, and I keep it by my bed to this day as a 30 year old adult. Obviously, I highly recommend this book not because you'll necessarily remember what happened, but because you'll remember how it made you feel. This book put a lot of things into perspective for me as a young person, and still sticks with me 15 years later.

That should say something of this story. Please don't try to figure out who she is because then you might figure out who I am, and I really don't want you to do that. I will call people by different names or generic names because I don't want you to find me.

I didn't enclose a return address for the same reason. I mean nothing bad by this. I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with people even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist. I think you of all people would understand that because I think you of all people are alive and appreciate what that means.

At least I hope you do because other people look to you for strength and friendship and it's that simple.

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At least that's what I've heard. 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. I try to think of my family as a reason for me being this way, especially after my friend Michael stopped going to school one day last spring and we heard Mr.

Vaughn's voice on the loudspeaker. We will hold a memorial service for Michael Dobson during assembly this Friday. Maybe it was in the lunchroom.

It's hard to remember. But Dave with the awkward glasses told us that Michael killed himself. His mom played bridge with one of Michael's neighbors and they hear said that he suspected that Michael had "problems at home" and didn't feel like he had anyone to talk to.

That's maybe why he felt all alone and killed himself. Then, I started screaming at the guidance counselor that Michael could have talked to me. And I started crying even harder. He tried to calm me down by saying that he meant an adult like a teacher or a guidance counselor.

But it didn't work and eventually my brother came by the middle school in his Camaro to pick me up. For the rest of the school year, the teachers treated me different and gave me better grades even though I didn't get any smarter. To tell you the truth, I think I made them all nervous. Michael's funeral was strange because his father didn't cry. And three months later he left Michael's mom.

At least according to Dave at lunchtime. I think about it sometimes. I wonder what went on in Michael's house around dinner and TV shows. Michael never left a note or at least his parents didn't let anyone see it. Maybe it was "problems at home.

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It might make me miss him more clearly. It might have made sad sense. One thing I do know is that it makes me wonder if I have "problems at home" but it seems to me that a lot of other people have it a lot worse.

Like when my sister's first boyfriend started going around with another girl and my sister cried for the whole weekend. My dad said, "There are other people who have it a lot worse. And that was that. A month later, my sister met another boy and started playing happy records again. And my dad kept working. And my mom kept sweeping. And my brother kept fixing his Camaro. That is, until he left for college at the beginning of the summer.

He's playing football for Penn State but he needed the summer to get his grades right to play football. I don't think that there is a favorite kid in our family. There are three of us and I am the youngest. My brother is the oldest.

He is a very good football player and likes his car. My sister is very pretty and mean to boys and she is in the middle. I get straight A's now like my sister and that is why they leave me alone.

My mom cries a lot during TV programs. My dad works a lot and is an honest man. My Aunt Helen used to say that my dad was going to be too proud to have a midlife crisis. It took me until around now to understand what she meant by that because he just turned forty and nothing has changed. My Aunt Helen was my favorite person in the whole world.

She was my mom's sister. She got straight A's when she was a teenager and she used to give me books to read. My father said that the books were a little too old for me, but I liked them so he just shrugged and let me read. My Aunt Helen lived with the family for the last few years of her life because something very bad happened to her.

Nobody would tell me what happened then even though I always wanted to know. When I was around seven, I stopped asking about it because I kept asking like kids always do and my Aunt Helen started crying very hard.

That's when my dad slapped me, saying, "You're hurting your aunt Helen's feelings! Aunt Helen told my father not to hit me in front of her ever again and my father said this was his house and he would do what he wanted and my mom was quiet and so were my brother and sister. I don't remember much more than that because I started crying really har d and after a while my dad had my mom take me to my room.

It wasn't until much later that my mom had a few glasses of white wine and told me what happened to her sister. Some people really do have it a lot worse than I do. They really do. I should probably go to sleep now. It's very late. I don't know why I wrote a lot of this down for you to read.

The reason I wrote this letter is because I start high school tomorrow and I am really afraid of going.

Love always, Charlie September 7, Dear friend, I do not like high school. The cafeteria is called the "Nutrition Center," which is strange. There is this one girl in my advanced english class named Susan. In middle school, Susan was very fun to be around. She liked movies, and her brother Frank made her tapes of this great music that she shared with us.

But over the summer she had her braces taken off, and she got a little taller and prettier and grew breasts. Now, she acts a lot dumber in the hallways, especially when boys are around. And I think it's sad because Susan doesn't look as happy.

To tell you the truth, she doesn't like to admit she's in the advanced english class, and she doesn't like to say "hi" to me in the hall anymore. When Susan was at the guidance counselor meeting about Michael, she said that Michael once told her that she was the prettiest girl in the whole world, braces and all. Then, he asked her to "go with him," which was a big deal at any school.

They call it "going out" in high school. And they kissed and talked about movies, and she missed him terribly because he was her best friend. It's funny, too, because boys and girls normally weren't best friends around my school.

But Michael and Susan were.

Ki nd of like my Aunt Helen and me. It is later revealed that his sister is pregnant! Charlie helps her sneak into an abortion clinic unknowingly to their parents. The two soon grow close again. When he returns he is hash towards Patrick. Patrick is ganged up on by the rest of the football team. Charlie jumps in to protect his friend and ends up breaking up the fight.

As soon as things got heated he is forced to stop Sam. Memories of his molestation by the hands of his Aunt Helen flood his consciousness, Charlie suffered from PTSD of the incident and is rendered into a catatonic state forcing him to be admitted to a mental hospital.

In two months time, he is released and is met by his friends Sam and Patrick. The Perks of Being a Wallflower contrasts between passivity and passion. Through the fictional character Charlie, Stephen Chbosky can relate a deep affectionate story that is unique, hilarious yet devastation; it will rejuvenate your spirit and cause you to reimage those loving memories of childhood, which for some reason, we always remember better than they were.What held him back?

Some kids look at me strange in the hallways because I don't decorate my locker, and I'm the one who beat up Sean and couldn't stop crying after he did it.

That night he has a dream that his Aunt Helen touched him the way Sam did. Also written as an epistolary novel, Seventeenth Summer tells the story of a young woman who, like Charlie, navigates her first romantic relationship while developing her identity as a young adult.

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My mom is just glad he gets to go to college for free because my sister doesn't play football, and there wouldn't be enough money to send both of them. Maybe it was "problems at home. It has been very lonely because my sister is busy being the oldest one in our family.

First dates, family drama, and new friends.