Response - Perks of Being a Wallflower

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1.10 response ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ By Stephen Chbosky The text ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ written by Stephen Chbosky is about a boy named Charlie who has just started his first year of high school, who is socially awkward and has been since the death of his Aunty. Charlie is intelligent beyond his years but rarely shows it. He navigates his way through high school, making friends with a few seniors, two of which he becomes very close with, Patrick and Sam. Charlie’s freshman year experience is bumpy, as he comes across things like drugs and achohol, depression, first dates and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show. An event in the film that had a major impact on my was when Charlie friends had been performing in the play of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ but one of the actors hadn’t shown up, and Charlie was asked to fill in for this person. This event impacted me because even though Charlie struggles to interact with people at school, he still fills in for the missing actor, and does his best not to let his friends down. His friends meant so much to him, that he was willing to go through the embarrassment is he had muck up his lines, just to make his friends happy. That takes a lot of guts to be able to do that, and I know that even for me, going on stage in front of an audience at last minute wouldn’t have a good ending. A character in the text that I admired was Sam. She was a very passionate and honest person, and she helped a lot with Charlie. She helped him come out of his shell, and was just a supportive friend to Charlie, that everyone needs in their life. Charlie and Sam had ended up falling in love, and Sam had saved Charlie from his past and his depressing thoughts. She made sure that Charlie knew when he had made a mistake, and she made sure he knew how to learn from it. Sam was an inspirational character, and I think that anyone who

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