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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 2, Chapter 2

By Stephen Chbosky

Part 2, Chapter 2

November 8, 1991

  • Charlie has some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the good.
  • It's report card time, and Charlie got a B for his English paper on Peter Pan. He's also capitalizing "English" now, which is nice.
  • He says that he wants to write when he grows up. Maybe.
  • In the meantime, he's helping Mary Elizabeth with her Rocky Horror Picture Show fanzine, Punk Rocky
  • "I don't write for it, but I help out" (2.2.5), writer Charlie. Dude. You just said you wanted to write when you grow up. Get a head start.
  • Anyway, Charlie tells us about Rocky Horror. Patrick plays Frank 'N Furter and Sam plays Janet. 
  • Charlie also tells us that he loves Sam. Well how about that bomb?
  • Now it's time for the bad news: Sam has a boyfriend, Craig.
  • Charlie's sister tells him that Sam used to have quite the reputation for doing sexual favors at school. Oh my.
  • This revelation hurts Charlie quite a bit—he doesn't want to think of Sam that way.