The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Patrick: Charlie becomes good friends with him at a football game when he sits with Patrick and Sam. Patrick ends up being one of Charlie's best friends. He is a senior in high school and is secretly dating a guy. He really enjoys football and is very happy-go-lucky.
"I swear we were infinte."
Anyway, Patrick started driving really fast, and just before we got to the tunnel, Sam stood up. And the wind turned her dress into ocean waves. When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vacuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called “Landslide.” When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing.
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite” (38-9).
This is important part in the book because this was the first time Charlie actually felt like he was participating in something instead of observing from the outside. Also, he is actually enjoying his time in high school and finding his purpose.
Who would like this??
I personally really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. I thought it was an easy read and it never dragged on. I also related to a lot of the book because I am currently around Charlie's age.
Now a Major Motion Picture:
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