The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Review

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The perks of being a wallflower

The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is about a boy named Charlie he finds a group of friends sort of like him, who became his friends and introduced him into experience common to many teens. His new group of friends gives Charlie something precious he has never had before: a sense of belonging because he is a lonely teen. For example, Charlie is lonely when he is at home “it has been very lonely because my sister is busy being the oldest one in our family. My brother is busy being a football player at pen state” (pg 8). He clearly wants to spend time with his family because he loves them. He doesn’t want to be alone. Charlie speaks about his life and says “so, this is my life and I want you to know that Im both happy and sad and Im trying to figure out how out how that could be” (pg 2). There are certain things that make him sad and happy he wants to know what those things are but Cant. “In the silence, I remembered this one time that I never told anybody about the time we were walking. Just the three of us. And I was in the middle…I just remember walking between them feeling for the first time that I belonged some where” (pg 198). When Charlie is alone he was thinking about how lonely he was and how he felt that he mattered and wasn’t a lone. I think Stephen Chbosky did a good job showing all the emotions and feelings Charlie had because a lot of people and relate to how he is feeling. According to the mental health foundation research shows that one in then people often feel lonely (11%) and half think that people are getting lonelier in general (48%) the report says the way people now live is impacting on their ability to connect with others. More people live alone: The percentage of households occupied by one person doubled from 64% in 1972 to 12% in 2008. (1) In recent years, social psychologist has expressed concern about the friendless male. Many studies have concluded that women have better...
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