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Derek Gallucci I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky It is a relatively new book about the coming of age of a young teenage boy named Charlie The book is written as a series of letters written to a person that Charlie doesnt know and that person is the reader Throughout each letter the reader finds out more about Charlie and his life Charlie is a very depressed child that doesnt feel like he fits in anywhere like he is a wallflower just viewing the world from a fixed position not actually partaking in life Charlie is in a family of five with an older brother who is the star of his college football team and a sister who is very popular and at the top of her class This makes him feel like he has to live up to so much and causes him to be a very confused child Upon entering high school Charlie becomes friends with seniors Patrick and his sister Sam They are his only friends and they know this and try to do the best to introduce him to new things and get involved in activities From the moment that he first meets Sam he falls in love with her though he doesnt tell her this for a long time The rest of the book is about all the things that happen to him socially and emotionally throughout his Freshman year of high school He does everything from beat up a group of students to having a girlfriend It is like he is experiencing everything for the first time and the causes much conflict because he is not used to many things I think that Stephan Chbosky wrote this to make all the confused teenagers out there feel as though there is others out there like them and to offer wisdom on how to deal with how they feel and what
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