| Quote #1
Dear friend (beginning of every chapter)
Charlie addresses his letters to a "friend." Hmmm, this sounds more like a Facebook friend than an actual friend. After all, he tells us that he only knows one thing about the person and has never even met him or her in person.
| Quote #2
Normally I am very shy, but [Patrick] seemed like the kind of guy you could just walk up to at a football game even though you were three years younger and not popular. (1.7.5)
Charlie acts against his shy nature, and he gets some friends as a reward. What do you think—is this a step in the right direction for Charlie, or is Patrick just a super understanding guy?
| Quote #3
Patrick and Sam didn't just throw around inside jokes and make me struggle to keep up. Not at all. They asked me questions. (1.7.11)
Perks is keeping some creepy tabs on our lives, don't you think? After all, we all know the feeling of being on the outside of an inside joke. Chbosky's use of everyday friendship happenings allows us to really understand how important Sam and Patrick will be to Charlie.