Stephen Chbosky's Novel 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

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Brent Evans Mr. Calver American Lit 2: 1st period May 14, 2012 The Perks of Fitting In As shown Stephen Chbosky’s novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” too many teenagers these days take far more dangerous drugs, and make far worse choices in the acts they take place in. About 75% of high school students have tried alcohol, and about 26% of teens have had a recent episode of heavy drinking (more than 5 drinks within a couple of hours). “When the police came, they found my brother asleep on the roof. Nobody knows how he got there ”(Chbosky 105). In Stephen Chbosky’s novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, teens abuse alcohol, drugs, and unsafe sex. The main character Charlie is a freshman and is introduced to the ways of a typical…show more content…
During the high school career of the average teenager, one will abuse drugs and alcohol and make atrocious choices like drinking and driving. These days it is not unusual to find a teen that is a homosexual, and teens are more becoming in the acts of unprotected sexual intercourse when they are under the influence of some type of drug. A teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide for causing a drunk-driving crash in which his car hit a tree and split in two, killing one passenger and severely injuring another. Adam Sofio was driving more than 75 mph in a 25 mph zone in Middletown after drinking on February 27, 2011. Killed in the crash was his front seat passenger, 18-year-old Paul Bradley of Middletown. Another Middletown 18-year-old, rear seat passenger, John Vogel, was critically injured but survived. Sofio's blood alcohol content, measured two hours after the crash, was .314. The legal limit in New Jersey is .08. Prosecutors will recommend a 6-year prison term when the 19-year-old Sofio is sentenced May 18. For days to come teenagers are still going play with drugs and homosexuality but they need to learn to find who they truly are, and that is something that will only come with

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