The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary
How It All Goes Down
April 26, 1992
- None of Charlie's friends are really talking to him after the mess he made during the truth-or-dare game.
- When Charlie goes to visit his aunt Helen's grave to clear his mind, it doesn't help.
- He worries that he's brought everything on himself, because his psychiatrist says he's passive aggressive.
- Near the end of the letter, Charlie has a wish: "I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what's wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away. And disappear" (3.12.14).
- He concludes the letter by telling us he bought some pot from Bob and has been smoking it almost non-stop since. That's called a not-so-genius coping strategy.
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