The Perks of Being A Wallflower
From Library Staff
Charlie is a freshman. He's a wallflower--shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. We learn about Charlie through the letters he writes to someone of undisclosed name, age, and gender. Charlie's letters take on the intimate feel of a journal ... Read More »
213 p. (Gr 9-12) Fifteen year old Charlie writes a series of letters detailing his thoughts and emotions after the suicide of his best friend.
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SummaryAdd a Summary
Written in the format of a diary we are guided through Charlie's freshman year of high school. Where he experiences his first love and first taste of partying and his mission of finding him self.
a wonderful coming of age book that tells the tale of a young boy experiencing high school and finding himself along with a few new friends.
A young man named Charlie who is writing his life through letters to an anonymous person of his high school experience.
a teenage freshman tells us his first year of high school through letters
After learning of the suicide of another student, "Charlie" writes letters to ??? and tells us about his life as a lonely HS freshman. Sadness, loss and past mental health issues. He makes friends, learns about smoking cigarettes, spliffs, and LSD. Drinks and eats fast food. He experiments with girls and experiences kissing one boy and always loves Sam(antha), his good friend. He reads awesome books and tells us about them and has ups and downs with friends.
Charlie, the main character, writes letters to an unnamed person, and this is how his story is told. It talks about how he had trouble fitting in, until he met Sam - whom he fell in love with, and Patrick. These two become his best friends, and also his English teacher provides him with a list of books to read, making him feel more accepted.
this talks bout how a boy named chrlie is introduced of the world of drugs and luv and goes with his friends for help!!!!!!!
NoticesAdd a Notice
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a rape scene.
Sexual Content: Teens get initimate fairly frequently.
Violence: Teens get into fights multiple times.
Sexual Content: oral sex.
Sexual Content: Oral sex among teens!
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The ending is really intense and some parts in between.
Sexual Content: Quite a bit of this. They talk about it and a tiny bit of Charlie experiencing it (but because he is writing a letter, it isn't in extreme detail or anything).
Violence: One scene where they get in a fight at school.
Coarse Language: They are in high school, so there is ALOT of swearing.
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Dear friend, I do not like high school. The cafeteria is called the ‘Nutrition Center,’ which is strange.” (page 6)
"In that moment we were infinite"
"We accept the love we think we deserve"
[…] she grabbed his penis with her hands and started moving it. […] the boy pushed the girl's head down, and she started to kiss his penis. [...] she stopped crying because he put his penis in her mouth. [...]
And Patrick made this fake coupon advertising a free “bl*w job” for anyone who buys a Smiley cookie at the Big Boy.
"That's why on the back of a brown paper bag he tried another poem
And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
Because that's what it was really all about And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn't think
he could reach the kitchen."- Charlie, The Poem
“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.”
“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
I Don’t Know If You’ve Ever Felt Like That. That You Wanted To Sleep For A Thousand Years. Or Just Not Exist. Or Just Not Be Aware That You Do Exist. Or Something Like That.