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Quote #1

I had never been to a party before. (1.10.9)

This is an important first in any kid's life. We just wish all of Charlie's firsts were this tame.

Quote #2

I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked "good." (2.10.13)

For a book that focuses on what's inside a teenage boy's head, appearances aren't all that central. What other moments in the book talk about the way someone looks? What's special about these moments?

Quote #3

She kissed me. It was the kind of kiss that I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life. (2.10.43)

It was the kind of kiss that only happens in books or movies, the kind of kiss that only happens in slow motion in the rain with Zac Efron. Wait, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, Perks. The fact that Charlie is able to have this intimate moment gives us hope that he'll recover from his traumatic past experiences.

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