Everything you need to understand or teach The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
"The Perks of Being A Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky is the story of Charlie, a young teen who is socially immature, inept, and suffers from ongoing emotional issues. The book is presented in an epistolary format, which tells the story in a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous source who is never identified. The story takes place during Charlie's year of transition from middle-school to high school student.
Charlie lives at home with his mother, father, older brother, and older sister. He loves his parents and his siblings. He lives in the shadow of his older brother who was a high school football star and won an athletic scholarship to Penn State. His father openly idolizes his older son for his athletic prowess which makes the small, fragile Charlie suffer from low self-image and confusion. But Charlie is not a wimp by any standard. Charlie stands up to... View more of the The Perks of Being a Wallflower Summary