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Feeling you are alone in the world with nowhere to turn for support is a normal part of being a
teenager.

   1.     Freely expressing your hopes and fears in the letters, notes, o or e-mails allows you to
          connect with others and heal the problems that challenge you.

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2. Learning how to make friends is more difficult in high school than it is in junior high or
   middle school.

3. Adults forget what the intensity of a crush is like for a teenager.

4. The dangers of drug use by teenagers are exaggerated.

5. Your first serious kiss should be by someone you truly love.

6. If adults really knew what happened at teenage parties, they would be shocked.

7. Experiencing new things helps teenagers develop emotionally and intellectually in ways that
   reading a book can never match.

8. Getting involved sexually as a teenager can only make your life more confusing and difficult.

9. Brothers and sisters are closer to one another than parents and their children.




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                                The Perks of Being a Wallflower Test
                                            Creating a Study Guide


    Directions:   During the test, you will be able to use one page of notes (front and back). If
    you have detailed notes for all* the topics below, you may use those notes on the test.
    After the study guide notes are completed, you should study and quiz yourself for a
    minimum of one hour (as you should for any test). Good luck and study hard! Oh, and
    don’t forget to get a parent or guardian signature on this or you will not be able to use
    your notes on the test.



     Know the definition of a simile, metaphor, irony, symbol, and personification and
      be able to recognize them from excerpts from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
      and lyrics from the songs Charlie made for Patrick

     Create the dramatic structure for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

     Know how Charlie views all the major characters in the story

     Know all the elements of fiction for the story

     Know the Methods of Characterization for all the major characters in the story

     Be able to compare and contrast major themes and issues in The Perks of Being
      a Wallflower and To Kill a Mockingbird

     Know the rules for identifying the subject, the simple predicate, prepositional
      phrases, and direct objects in a sentence


     Memorize the spelling and phonetic spelling of the S.A.T. words jaundice,
      corpulent, bourgeois, ostentatious, and auspicious. You must also know their


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   etymology, parts of speech, and definitions.                (You may not have any of this information on
   your test notes. If you do, you may not use any notes for the entire test.)




Student Name                                              Parent Signature




          Period Three Essay Topics for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Directions: Read all of the topics below and circle five that most interest you. Then,
narrow your list down to three by putting stars next to them. For each of those, write
three or more sentences explaining why this topic most interests you. Lastly, put a check-
mark by the one you ultimately want to write about because you know you’ll be able to
develop a powerful and persuasive thesis statement that can be proved by directly citing
examples from the book and research on the Internet.

   1. Write an essay explaining how friends can be addictive as Sam and Patrick were to
      Charlie.

   2. Write an essay explaining all the types of love in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

   3. Write an essay explaining how Mary Elizabeth and Charlie’s sister got their hearts
      broken and how this can prepare them for future relationships.

   4. Write an essay explaining how Charlie’s
      loneliness results from low self-esteem
      and poor social skills.

   5. Write an essay explaining how Charlie is
      closer to his sister than he is to his
      parents.

   6. Write an essay explaining how the books
      Charlie read affected him by providing
      experiences in fiction rather than
      experiencing those same things in his life.

   7. Write an essay explaining how Charlie has a difficult time making friends because
      of all the different personalities and interests they have.


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8. Write an essay explaining the negative affects parties had on Charlie.

9. Write an essay explaining how getting involved sexually at a young age complicated
   Charlie’s or his sister’s life.

10. Write an essay explaining how being molested by his Aunt Helen was foreshadowed
    throughout the novel.

11. Write an essay explaining whether the loneliness Charlie experienced is typical of a
    teenager’s life.

12. Write an essay explaining whether Charlie’s relationship with girls benefited or
    complicated his life.

13. Write an essay explaining how Charlie put others feelings first and how this
    ultimately had a negative or positive affect on his life.

14. Write an essay explaining how peer pressure influenced Charlie to make unhealthy
    choices.

15. Write an essay explaining how Charlie’s relationship with his parents is beneficial.

16. Write an essay explaining how Charlie’s friends had a positive influence on his self-
    esteem.

                                                      17. Write an essay comparing and
                                                          contrasting the role music played
                                                          in Charlie’s life to your life.

                                                      18. Write an essay explaining any pros
                                                          and cons in having an addictive
                                                          personality and what made Charlie
                                                          have an addictive personality.

                                                      19. Write an essay explaining whether
                                                          Charlie was in love or infatuated
                                                          with Sam.

                                                      20. Write an essay explaining the
                                                          effect drugs had on Charlie’s life.

21. Write an essay explaining how sexual abuse damaged Charlie’s life.



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22. Write an essay explaining how being a wallflower has its advantages and
    disadvantages for Charlie.

23. Write an essay explaining the positive aspects of Patrick’s behavior.

24. Write an essay explaining how Charlie’s personality changed during his freshman
    year.

25. Write an essay explaining how Charlie was emotionally alone and how that affected
    his behavior.

26. Write an essay explaining how high school is a learning experience for Charlie.

27. Write an essay explaining how Charlie’s body language communicated his true
    feelings regarding Mary Elizabeth and Sam.
28. Write an essay explaining why Charlie gave Patrick a tape with songs he loved and
    what those songs meant for Charlie or Patrick.

29. Write an essay comparing Charlie to one of your close friends and what you would
    do to help him cope.

30. Write an essay explaining the affect Michael’s death had on Charlie’s life.

31. Write an essay explaining Charlie’s relationship with his family and how they
    communicated with each other and the affect it had upon Charlie’s choices in life.

32. Write an essay comparing Charlie’s relationship with Sam to his relationship with
    Patrick.




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                                                                                     Mr. Jeffrey
                                                                            English I-P, Period I
                                                                                         4 -1- 03
                                 Formal Outline
I.     Introduction
       A. Set the mood
                1. Reflective lead on: Question toward the audience
                2. Plot: Charlie, a freshman in high school meets Sam and Patrick and
                   become best friends. Likes Sam a lot but she just wants to be friends.
                3. How major crushes in perks are like real life crushes.
                4. Thesis: Major crushes for Charlie, his sister and I ended up being
                   devastating.
II.    Body supports paragraphs
       A. Supports the structure of the thesis:
                1. Statement: the first time Charlie had a major crush.
                2. Example: “Sam then asked me if I thought she was pretty…” (Chbosky
                   22).
                3. Explanation: this show that Charlie’s first major crush was on his best
                   friend Sam.
       B. Supports the structure of the thesis:
                1. Statement: when you have two crushes the one that is more intense is the
                   one you will always go for.
                2. Example: “Kiss the prettiest girl…” (135).
                3. Explanation: Charlie liked Sam first but then Mary Elizabeth came into
                   his like and now there were two girls he likes. The one he liked more
                   even loved was Sam.
       C. Supports the structure of the thesis;
                1. Statement: crushes end up being devastating when you least expect it.
                2. Example: “but I love him.” (25).
                3. Explanation: Charlie’s sister did not think that her boy friend would ever
                   hit her again because she could not see past the intensity of her crush.
                   and it turn out to be devastating
       D. Supports the structure of the thesis:
                1. Statement: even when you have problems w/ your boyfriend or
                   girlfriend that crush you have on them has a grater effect.
                2. Example: “That’s when she told me she was pregnant.” (117).
                3. Explanation: even though Charlie’s sister was pregnant she was willing
                   to get an abortion to stay with her boyfriend.

       E. Supports the structure of the thesis:
              1. Statement: jealousy gets the best of people.
              2. Example: “i know that you know that I like Craig…” (75).
              3. Explanation: Charlie knew that Sam did not like him in the same way so
                  jealousy got the best of him and turns out to be devastating for Charlie.
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   III.      Conclusion
             A. Close the mood:
                     1. Restate thesis: As a result the major crushes Charlie and his sister had
                         were the same for me as well because they were extremely devastating.
                     2. Explanation: when you like some as much as Charlie, his sister and I
                         and find out that they do not like you in the same way or cannot accept
                         you for the way you are they can be pretty devastating.
                     3. Analogy:

                              The Perks of Being a Wallflower




                                        Pages 42-139

Directions: Write three letters to Charlie. Each letter must be at least one
hundred and forty words or more. You must choose one entry from each of the
following bulleted letters below. During the quiz, you will be allowed to use the
book and any reading responses you’ve completed. However, you may not share a
book with anyone or any of your reading responses.



          November 7, 8, 15, 23 (choose one)

          December 7, 21, 25, 26, 30 (choose one)

          January 4, 14, 25, February 9, 23, March 7, and April 18 (choose one)



An “A” response will do all or most of the following:
                Begin your letter, “Dear Charlie,”

                Date the letter one day after the
                date of the letter written to you

                Sign your letter, “Love always, your
                friend”

                Address specific events that
                happened in each letter



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            Relate those events to real events in your life or to similar events
            that have happened to people you know at school

            Offer Charlie advice on how to deal with what happened in each letter

            Connect what happened in one letter to other events in the story


Alexis Delgado

Mr. Jeffrey

English I-P, Period I

4 April 2003

                        Devastating Crushes

    We all remember what our first major

crush felt like. Right? Well for most people

they get a tingling feeling inside when ever

they see that person through out the day.

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When we want to talk to them, we land up

freezing in front of them like a mute. Even

when they star to talk to you, you feel like

you want to melt because they do not know

how bad you have it for them. With my

experience, I think it has been pretty much

what I just said there. Not to mention the

way we dream about being with that person

and feeling what it would be like if you were

that person in his or her arms every once and

a while. I may not be an expert on love but it

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is mainly the same for every one. You may

be that ten percent that is not like this at all

and you can go up to that person with out

melting or freezing up but I was referring to

the other majority that feels the same way.

Just like Charlie in, The Perks of Being a

Wallflower, he was a freshman in high

school and was called a wallflower because

of the way he acted. He was conservative

and quite. Charlie meets Sam and Patrick at

a football and ended up being best friends.

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Even though Charlie had his first major

crush on his friend Sam, they remand good

friends. In doing so major crushes for

Charlie, his sister and I ended up being

devastating.

    When Charlie met his two best friends,

he had developed a small crush on Sam. It

was had not to make the friendship harder

consider the way Charlie felt about Sam he

had dreams about her and when it was out in

the open the rejection was what hurt the

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most. As Charlie told Sam about the dream

and how he thought she was more than just

pretty, Sam came back and told him, “You

know that you are too young for me Charlie?

You do know that?” He simply replied

    “Yes I do”(Chbosky 22).

It was a great thing for Sam to say this right

away to Charlie because then he would be

wasting his time on Sam and never

experience any thing else. Even though he

had a major crush on her, they remained

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friends. I know that when I first met my

good friend I had a major crush on him.

When I finally had the guts to go and tell

him I was halcyon afterward because all the

feeling inside just kept pushing and pushing.

He did not say what Sam said to Cahrlie but

it was similar. He told me that he thought of

me as a friend rather than a girlfriend. It was

a good thing that I told him instead of being

taciturn about it because later it may have

been turned into some thing else and we

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would not be friends today like Sam and

Charlie are.

    After getting use to the fact that Charlie

had a crush on Sam, he was introduced to

Mary Elizabeth. That is when it got a little

more complicated. Mary Elizabeth asked

Charlie to one of the dances and Charlie said

yes. Even though Charlie wanted Sam to be

jealous, she was not. A few times after the

dance, Charlie and Mary Elizabeth went out

together. Charlie clams that she was not his

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girlfriend but Mary Elizabeth might have

taken it the wrong way in thinking that they

were together. When they went to Patrick’s

party that when Mary Elizabeth figured they

were not going out any more or in her case

never even going out. They were all playing

truth or dare and it was Charlie’s turn since

he was picking truth all nigh he picked dare

instead. Patrick then said, “Kiss the prettiest

girl in the room on the lips.” That is when he

got up then knelt down in front of Sam and

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kissed her. After the kiss Sam got up to run

after Mary Elizabeth and yelled back to

Charlie

    “What the fuck is wrong with

you?”(135). This just goes back to him

having feeling for Sam. Even though he

went out with Mary Elizabeth, a few times

the he could not hide his true feeling and he

could not lie about kissing the prettiest girl

in the room. If he had went up to Mary

Elizabeth instead of Sam every thing would

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have not been as awkward but Sam would

be wondering why he did not kiss her and

their friendship would have taken a plunge.

    Just like Charlie's his sister had

developed a crush it was not exactly like

Charlie’s only because she developed one on

her boyfriend. It is quire to have a crush on

your boyfriend considering you are going

out with him and he likes you the way you

like him .In her case it is different because

her boyfriend hit her. They were talking

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about the relationship and how he was not

man enough and that is when he hit her.

When their parent s found out about her

boyfriend hitting her, they were going to go

to his house and talk to his parent about how

they should raise their kid. That is when

Charlie’s sister said, “ But I love him” and

continued to cry like Charlie has never seen

her cry before. Her mother then responded

to her by saying,




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    “Don’t ever say that about anyone again.

Not even me.”(25). His sister must have not

seen past the boy she was dating to say what

she did. Then slitest feeling for some ended

up devastating if you cannot see past the

person they really are. Especially when you

just see how attractive some one is but you

never meet them and talk to them to hear

what kind of person they are inside.

    As well as being told not to love any one

by her mother, Charlie’s sister ended up

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getting pregnant from her boyfriend and

then having an abortion. She told Charlie

when he asked what was wrong she yelled at

him a few times then told him to sit down

next to her. “After a while, she calmed down

a bit and let go. She took a deep breath and

brushed off the hair that was sticking to her

face.” Charlie then wrote, “That’s when she

told me she was pregnant”(116). Usually

when some one is pregnant and is in a good

relationship they would tell the person they

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were pregnant. Then that person would be

halcyon about it, but at the same time a little

shocked but be. It went different for

Charlie's sister. After they went to the clinic

to get the abortion and his sister went to

another dance with her boyfriend, she told

him that there was nothing to worry about

because it was all a false alarm. To do some

thing like that she must have had low self-

esteem because the least she could of done

was talk to him about it then they could have

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made the decision together. She was instead

a coward about it and that is what happends

when you have a crush on some one but

instead they do not like it if there is

something wrong and it turns into

devastation.

    Although Charlie’s sister had problems

Charlie faced a bigger issue with Sam and

Craig. Even though they said they were

going to be just friends Charlie could not

exactly handle that. It was hard for him to

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watch Sam having fun with some other than

him. The jelousey and devastation of him

not getting t be with Sam was getting to him.

When he did see Sam she spacificlly told

Charlie, “I know that you know that I like

Craig. And I know that I tolds you not to

think of me that way. And I know that we

can’t be together like that. But I want to

forget all those thing for a minute”(71).

After she said this she told Charlie that she

wanted his first kiss to be by someone whop

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truly loved him. Just because she said by

someone whom truly love him does not

mean she wanted to go out with him .she

was just trying to make sure that it was not

by someone who was using him. That is

what Charlie took the wrong way. I have

done that before as well. Except my friend

did not kiss me he just said that when the

time came if no one had given me my first

real kiss that he would be the one to so.




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    Ultimately crushes for Charlie, his

sister and I ended up the same way

devastating. When you like someone the

way Charlie, his sister and I do you can see

how it seems like it will work out but as you

look further and further into it, it turns out to

be devastating and almost wants to make

you cry. It is like the movies were you want

that person to be the other person but it turns

out the other way and you just want to tell

them it should be the other way. It is how

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life is though you just need to go with the

flow because if you do not the whole system

will be corrupt and thing will not turn out

the way they are suppose to be. It is like the

movie stars say the show must go on and so

should life.




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