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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

How It All Goes Down

November 7, 1991

  • Charlie's actually enjoying school these days. The weather is nice and he's getting to know new people, like Mary Elizabeth, one of the girls from the party.
  • On a totally unrelated note, here's Patrick's story about how he met Brad:
  • Instead of admitting he was gay, Brad would drink and get high a lot. Then he would use that as an excuse for not remembering what went on between him and Patrick.
  • Brad's parents sent him to rehab because they didn't want him to lose the opportunity for a football scholarship.
  • For a while, Brad avoided Patrick. After a few months they got back together, but only late at night at the golf course or at Bob's house where people can keep their secret.
  • And that's the story of Patrick and Brad.

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