Study Guide

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 4, Chapter 8

By Stephen Chbosky

Part 4, Chapter 8

June 2, 1992

  • Charlie tells his reader about the senior prank at his school: they filled the pool with grape Kool-Aid. 
  • All of Charlie's friends and his sister are talking about prom or college. Meanwhile, Charlie's a little upset thinking about Sam going to college.
  • Despite that, he's found time to finish The Fountainhead. Which, at over 700 pages, isn't an easy task.
  • He tells us about the philosophy in it—pretty straightforward—and how he's applied it to his own life: "Every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people" (4.8.11).
  • At the end of the letter, he tells us that his psychiatrist keeps asking him questions about his childhood, but he doesn't know why.

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