The Movie ' Perks Of Being A Wallflower '

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The movie “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is about a young teenage boy, name Charlie and his many struggles that he’s faced with as he enters his freshman year of High School. The movie, while at times entertaining, addresses many issues that many teenagers go through in early and late adolescent years. Bullying, sexual identity, substance abuse, romantic relationships, loss, high risk behaviors, sexual abuse, and suicide are topics that are addressed in this fascinating movie. The movie is a coming of age story that describes a difficult time for many teenagers who struggle to find themselves and their identity in society. Watching this movie, I was reminded of my own high school experience and could identify with the struggles and challenges that Charlie and his friends faced throughout their teenage years. The main character Charlie, is a young teenager who is shy, socially awkward, and an introvert who is ready to begin his freshman year of high school. Charlie struggles with his new transition from middle to high school, and he is uncertain what to expect as he prepares to enter this new life event. His social circle is minimal to non-existent while he is dealing with the suicide of his best friend earlier in the year. In addition, he also seems to struggle with the loss of his aunt who was killed in a car accident when he was a young boy. While he does appear to have good family support with his mother, father, older brother and sister. He also appears to

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