Charlie Is A High School Student Is Coping With The Suicide Of His Friend

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Charlie a high school student is coping with the suicide of his friend, the death of a close aunt as well as a recovering from depression. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger. At school, Charlie finds friends and gains a mentor in his English teacher. the more people he meets and create bonds with the more, he steps outside of shyness During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, deals with bullies, experiments with drugs and drinking, and he makes friends, loses them, and gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads collections of classic books, and gets involved in audience-participation show.
Charlie has a relatively stable home life, with supportive family, if distant, parents to fall back on. Unfortunately, a disturbing family secret that Charlie has repressed for his entire life surfaces at the end of the school year. Charlie has a severe mental breakdown and ends up hospitalized. Charlie 's final letter closes with feelings of hope: getting released from the hospital, forgiving his aunt Helen for what she did to him, finding new friends during sophomore year, and trying his best not to be a wallflower. Charlie hopes to get out of his head and into the real world, participating in life instead of just watching it fly by.
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