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good'n'bad PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, 22. Dezember 2004
Charlie is a 15 year old boy and at first sight he and his surrounding area seem to be very normal and average.
Charlie writes in form of letters to an anonymous friend about being a freshman at high school and the problems arising during his process of becoming adult, the difficulties of making new friends, his first love Sam and her homosexual stepbrother Patrick. But in comparison to many other young adult literature "The perks of being a wallflower" contains much more issues than expected. To the heavier and deeper going problems for example the suicide of his best friend Michael, the pregnancy and later abortion of his sister and the sexual molestation by his beloved Aunt Helen, Charlie needs a valve. To reduce the pressure caused by all the events packed with emotions happening within his first year at high school he starts drinking, smoking cigaretts and even pot and doing acid. These refuges help him to forget about what his Aunt Helen had done to him for years and to deal with the new expectations target on him, the feelings he experiences for the first time, the tensions within the family and his mental instability.
This mental instability multiplied with other factors producing mental pressure leads to nervous breakdowns. Since childhood Charlie often has been under psychological treatment. Retrospective he mostly doesn't remember what happened but he can imagine the strangeness and that always shocks him anew.
Charlie is sempiternal on search of himself and the overwhelming feeling of being infinite.
I have to admit that Charlie - his trueness and emotions - really touched me and the feeling of being close to him grew stronger with every sentence he wrote. I can only recommand the book to everybody - it's for sure attractive to more than one group of age because it's easy to identify with the protagonist and his daily experiences.