The book “The Perks of being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky was published in 1999 and was adapted for the big screen in 2011. The writer himself contributed to the movie by doing the script and directing.
First of all, what is it about?
The story takes place in 1991 and starts with Charlie having his first day at highschool. He is a lonely boy so he
decides to write letters (instead of an ordinary diary). He reports about his life, how his only friend committed suicide. We also learn that it was the second time the mentally instable Charlie lost someone close: a few years ago his beloved aunt Helen died in a car accident on his birthday.
Furthermore, Charlie tells about his family: he writes about his brother who is now at college, being a celebrated football player and his sister who treats her boyfriend like shit.
Charlies situation seems to improve when he meets the step-siblings Patrick and Sam. He becomes friends with them and finally falls for Sam. Together with them Charlie makes new experiences, goes to parties and meets new people.
But when a fight separates him from his friends for a few weeks, his condition starts to get worse again. Continue reading