The Perks of Being a Wallflower Setting & Symbolism

Stephen Chbosky
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Charlie's House

Much of the story of Charlie, the wallflower, takes place in his home. He lives with his parents, older sister, and older brother.

School

The story spans the first year of high school for Charlie. It is there that he meets a group of seniors with whom he becomes best friends.

Epistolary

"The Perks of Becoming A Wallflower" is written in an epistolary format. An epistolary is a collection of letters.

Ohio

Charlie's family drives to see their "Ohio" relatives on holidays. The Ohio relatives live about two hours away from Charlie's house.

Charlie's Books

Bill, Charlie's English teacher, gives Charlie extra reading and writing assignments. He gives Charlie such classics to read as "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Catcher in the Rye," and "The Fountainhead."

Penn State

Charlie's older brother has a football scholarship at Penn State. Sam, the girl that Charlie has a crush...

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