| Quote #4
I am really in love with Sam, and it hurts very much. (2.2.19)
Big-hair band Nazareth sang "Love Hurts". Maybe Charlie should include that on one of his mix tapes. Are there any kinds of love in this novel that don't hurt?
| Quote #5
I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are all supposed to think of reasons to live. (2.3.2)
Why is Charlie so detached from emotional human relationships? Why do Twinkies pop into his mind when he needs to think of a reason to live? Is he deluding himself, or is this really how he feels?
| Quote #6
I decided then that when I met someone I thought was as beautiful as the song ["Something" by the Beatles], I should give it to that person. (2.10.22)
Love and music are pretty intertwined in Perks. What is it about Charlie that makes this connection so strong?