The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie has friends, but is not even close to being popular. He is a wallflower in every respect, shy and introverted, yet alert and always thinking. This is a wonderful story full of teen angst, highlighting first crushes, new friends, school struggles, sexuality, and drugs. Charlie is a sweet-natured, likable character, faltering on the edge of adulthood. The story is written by Charlie in letter form to an unidentified third person, which adds to Charlie`s personality as a trusting, somewhat gullible teenager. Once he realizes a dark secret about his own family past and is faced with his best friend`s suicide, only Charlie`s friends can help to keep him above the waves of depression and help him to move on to a new school year.