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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 3, Chapter 1 Summary

How It All Goes Down

January 4, 1992

  • Right off the bat, Charlie apologizes for his last letter and the suicidal wishes he recorded.
  • After he mailed that last letter, Charlie passed out in the snow. He tells his reader that this—his falling asleep in strange places—used to happen a lot.
  • His family takes him home and takes care of him. Also, his sister cleans up his hair, which he had taken scissors to, resulting in a very unflattering haircut. A weed-whacker could have done a better job.
  • Charlie closes the letter by swearing he will never do LSD again.
  • Yeah, that's probably a good idea.

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