The Perks of Being a Wallflower, February 15 to April 26


Mind Map on The Perks of Being a Wallflower, February 15 to April 26, created by zockpkm on 04/20/2014.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower, February 15 to April 26
  1. February 15, 1992
    1. Charlie goes to the Sadie Hawkins dance with Mary Elizabeth, but we're not sure if he actually dances.
      1. There's some other dance drama, though.
        1. Also, Charlie's sister and her secret boyfriend seem to have some sort of fight on the dance floor.
      2. February 23, 1992
        1. While waiting for her at the clinic, Charlie does a lot of thinking about his sister.
          1. Ironically, she was the one who told Charlie where babies come from.
            1. When his sister comes out, the first thing she says is "Charlie, are you smoking?!
              1. She says she's going to tell Mom and Dad
                1. At home, Mom and Dad ask a lot of questions about where they've been, but Charlie's sister covers their tracks pretty well.
            2. March 7, 1992
              1. According to Charlie, "Girls are weird"
                1. At least, that's what he thinks after his second date with Mary Elizabeth.
                  1. On to the date! Charlie and Mary Elizabeth go to see a foreign language film and then go to a record store.
                  2. Mary Elizabeth asks Charlie if he thinks she's pretty, and he says she is "very pretty"
                  3. March 28, 1992
                    1. Charlie spends the first few pages of this letter telling his reader how Mary Elizabeth talks a lot.
                      1. Once, he put the phone down while she was talking, went to the bathroom, and came back and picked up the phone. She was still talking.
                      2. After dinner, Charlie spends a lot of time trying to process his feelings, or lack thereof, for this girl.
                      3. April 18, 1992
                        1. Charlie's opener is a doozy: "I have made a terrible mess of things"
                          1. He gives Mary Elizabeth a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, because it's very special to him.
                            1. It all starts when Mary Elizabeth gives Charlie an E.E. Cummings book.
                            2. April 26, 1992
                              1. None of Charlie's friends are really talking to him after the mess he made during the truth-or-dare game.
                                1. When Charlie goes to visit his aunt Helen's grave to clear his mind, it doesn't help.
                                  1. Near the end of the letter, Charlie has a wish
                                    1. "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"
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