Analysis Of The Book Perks Of Being A Wallflower By Stephan Chbosky
“Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.” This is a quote from the book Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky. Honestly I haven’t read the book but I’ve watched the movie pretty recently and I really enjoyed it. Charlie, the main character, made a lot of good points and asked some of the same questions I do. One of the themes in the movie and book was learning how to cope with new surroundings after people change and friends leave. This particular statement Charlie made stood out to me. He’s right, life keeps going no matter how rough of a time someone is going through. By dwelling on every little thing that happens we miss out while the rest of the world continues to participate.
We’re all graduating soon and I find myself looking back on highschool and focusing on all of the times I feel like I missed out on and all the friends I’ve lost or never even had. I’ve spent so much time being sad and feeling sorry for myself the last four years, and like Charlie said, the world continued to move forward around me and I continued choosing to be sad through it. Yeah I have nice things, but someone else has more. Yeah I have one good friend, but that girl is friends with everyone. Yeah I’m pretty, but she’s prettier. How annoying is that? It feels dumb to even write those words but whether anyone says it or not, I think everyone feels like that sometimes.
Even the good memories can sting. There were two girls the summer before…