It is a coming-of-age epistolary novel that is basically focused on an introverted teenage boy named Charlie.
Charlie is the protagonist and narrator of the novel; he is quite introvert. The story describes Charlie’s experiences in a series of letters which are written to a person who is a stranger. Charlie doesn’t even know the stranger’s name.
The story is set in the early 1990s. As the story opens, Charlie happens to be a freshman at high school in Pittsburgh suburb. The story follows his freshman year.
Literature Help: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: History and Background
Chapter Three: Plot Overview
Chapter Four: Characters
Chapter Five: Complete Summary
Chapter Six: Critical Analysis