Study Guide

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Part 4, Chapter 9

By Stephen Chbosky

Part 4, Chapter 9

June 5, 1992

  • The book isn't over, but school is, and everyone rides off into the sunset.
  • Well, they run off into the sunset. Patrick, Sam, and Charlie, filled with the thrill of the last day of school (for Sam and Patrick, anyway), run up a hill into the sunset. "And everything was as good as it could be" (4.9.2).
  • Later, they go to Rocky Horror, and Patrick plays Frank 'N Furter one last time.
  • Charlie's sister even goes to the show, and she and her boyfriend dance the Time Warp
  • The loser of the dance contest has to pretend to have sex with a stuffed Gumby doll on stage. Charlie doesn't want his sister to lose, so he gives her some tips before the dance. It's just a jump to the left, you know. And a step to the right…
  • Finally, they go to a party at Craig's house, and Charlie plays deejay: "It was a great way to sit alone at a party, and still feel a part of things" (4.9.9). That's our wallflower for you.

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