Wow,The Perks of being a Wallflower follows the story of a teenage boy named Charlie in his first year at High School and the high, lows, struggles and challenges he faces throughout the year. The book is a collection of letters that Charlie has written to a person that he doesn't know, he needed someone to talk so he wrote these letters. The letters show Charlie at his most vulnerable points with deep thoughts and feelings portrayed. At the start of the book, Charlie is a shy, scared and disturbed young man. He has suffered loss in his life with the susicide if his best friend and the death of his Aunty which left him feeling very bad and somewhat responsible for the events. As the book continues Charlie meets two senior students, Patrick and Sam, which change his life for ever, they open him to the best moments in his life, they show him love, life and give him hope and happiness. The book takes an unexpected turn at the end when some disturbing news about his childhood and his Aunty comes to light. I decided to read the book after watching the movie directed by the same person who wrote the book. The movie was amazing, but the book took you to a different, more intense place and we saw the characters in a different light and learn't a lot more about them, especially Charlie and Patrick. The book also describe events that had happened which were not in the movie but I felt would have been important in the movie. I would recommend the book to students an any age of high school/teenage life.