History Literature / ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower

6th Feb '17 1:59:44 PM creader
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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Published in 1999, takes place over the '91-92 school year.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Charlie learns about what masturbation is at one point.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Most of the locations for the movie, right down to the theater where they see ''[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]]'', are filmed in their original locations in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Charlie learns about what masturbation is at one point.



* FreezeFrameBonus: Patrick's report card actually says "Patrick Nothing". Also if you look at Charlie's birthday cake, there are sixteen candles on it - which indicates that he's sixteen years old. And you can read the name 'Samantha Dutton' on Sam's SAT results, telling us what her full name is.



* [[spoiler:GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion]]: Averted by [[spoiler:Charlie's sister.]]

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* [[spoiler:GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion]]: GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted by [[spoiler:Charlie's sister.]]



* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Published in 1999, takes place over the '91-92 school year.
21st Dec '16 2:45:40 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Charlie is. [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror At least until the reveal]]]].
12th Oct '16 2:42:42 PM fearlessnikki
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* [[spoiler:BaitTheDog: Charlie's aunt.]]

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* [[spoiler:BaitTheDog: BaitTheDog: [[spoiler: Charlie's aunt.aunt Helen is initially thought of as a troubled but loving character. It's then revealed that she sexually abused him for years.]]



* BittersweetEnding

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* BittersweetEndingBittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Charlie awakens repressed memories of his aunt molesting him, destroying his image of her forever. But his parents finally know about it, he's getting counselling to deal with it and has strong support from Patrick and Sam]].



* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:{{Implied|Trope}} that this happened to Charlie near the end.]]

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* BungledSuicide: BungledSuicide:
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[[spoiler:{{Implied|Trope}} that this happened to Charlie near the end.]]



* CelebrityParadox: Alice's favourite film is ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. Tom Savini, who plays the shop teacher, directed the 1990 remake.



* CoolAunt: Aunt Helen, according to Charlie. [[spoiler:Subverted.]]

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* CoolAunt: Aunt Helen, according to Charlie. [[spoiler:Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted once the truth about her is uncovered.]]



* GranolaGirl: Mary Elizabeth is a classic example, being a punk artist vegan activist Buddhist.

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* GranolaGirl: GranolaGirl:
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Mary Elizabeth is a classic example, being a punk artist vegan activist Buddhist.



* HideYourLesbians: Alice is a lesbian in the book but her sexuality isn't mentioned in the film.



* MoodWhiplash: All over the place.

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* MoodWhiplash: All over the place. A comedy scene of Truth or Dare turns sour when [[spoiler: Charlie is asked to kiss "the most beautiful girl in the room", he kisses Sam rather than his girlfriend Mary Elizabeth. This temporarily alienates him from everyone]]. Later towards the end what looks like a tender love scene [[spoiler: between Sam and Charlie is interrupted by his memories of Aunt Helen sexually abusing him]].



* TheMovieBuff: Alice, Sam and Patrick's other friend who Charlie never really talked to (which meant he never knew this about her until he found out she was going to study film in her university). Her favourite film happens to be ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and [[InsistentTerminology she calls movies "films"]].
** FridgeBrilliance: This story is set in Pittsburgh. The creator of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and one of the men who ''created'' zombie fiction, George A. Romero, both lived in Pittsburgh and shot both Night and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 its sequel]] there. This might explain Alice's adoration for zombies and the aforementioned zombie movie. And the [[ShoutOut casting]] of Creator/TomSavini as the shop teacher in the film.

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* TheMovieBuff: Alice, Sam and Patrick's other friend who Charlie never really talked to (which meant he never knew this about her until he found out she was going to study film in her university). Her favourite film happens to be ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and [[InsistentTerminology she calls movies "films"]].
** FridgeBrilliance: This
"films"]]. As George A Romero was a Pittsburgh native and the story is set there, her appreciation of it makes sense.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: It's made clear
in Pittsburgh. the movie that Charlie is his given name, and he gains the surname Kelmeckis. The creator of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and one of the men who ''created'' zombie fiction, George A. Romero, both lived in Pittsburgh and shot both Night and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 its sequel]] there. This might explain Alice's adoration for zombies sister is named Candace and the aforementioned zombie movie. And brother Chris for the [[ShoutOut casting]] of Creator/TomSavini as the shop teacher in the film.film too.



** NamedByTheAdaptation: It's made clear in the movie that Charlie is his given name, and he gains the surname Kelmeckis. The sister is named Candace and the brother Chris for the film too.



* PetHomosexual: Patrick

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* PetHomosexual: Patrick Patrick, though he has the justification of being Sam's brother.



* PrecisionFStrike: Sam gets one in when she realizes her dad's about to walk in on her first tryst with Charlie.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Sam PrecisionFStrike:
** Mary Elizabeth
gets one in when she realizes her dad's about to walk in on her first tryst with Charlie.



* TeensAreMonsters: Have you ''read'' this book/seen the movie?
** That said, Stephen Chbosky [[WordofGod states in his movie commentary]] that there are meant to be no villains in the story--the idea being that all teenagers are suffering hardships, but some can't healthily express it.

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* TeensAreMonsters: Have you ''read'' this book/seen the movie?
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movie? That said, Stephen Chbosky [[WordofGod states in his movie commentary]] that there are meant to be no villains in the story--the idea being that all teenagers are suffering hardships, but some can't healthily express it.



* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: When learning how to punctuate, Charlie scatters punctuation all over that day's letter. The next day he apologizes. (...It was funny at the time.)
** Possibly a ShoutOut to a similar chapter in another EpistolaryNovel [[Literature/FlowersForAlgernon narrated by someone named Charlie.]]

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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: When learning how to punctuate, Charlie scatters punctuation all over that day's letter. The next day he apologizes. (...It was funny at the time.)
**
) Possibly a ShoutOut to a similar chapter in another EpistolaryNovel [[Literature/FlowersForAlgernon narrated by someone named Charlie.]]
21st Sep '16 8:13:35 PM ChrisDen
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Charlie's family is. Charlie comes to school with a cross of ashes on Ash Wednesday, and mention is made of Easter Mass

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Charlie's family is. Charlie comes to school with a cross of ashes on Ash Wednesday, and mention is made of Easter MassMass.


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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Three of the football team members are viciously beating up Patrick in the cafeteria. Then Charlie steps in. The screen goes black for a second, then cuts to all of the football players on the ground, wincing in pain. Charlie's only injury is some bruised knuckles.]]
12th Sep '16 7:01:17 PM HamburgerTime
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* {{Fanservice}}: In the film, Creator/EmmaWatson, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[MrFanservice and Ezra Miller]] in Rocky Horror lingerie.



* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Sam and Charlie in the book. The movie, directed and written by Chbosky, has them hook up]].



** NamedByTheAdaptation: It's made clear in the movie that Charlie is his given name. The sister is named Candace for the film too.

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** NamedByTheAdaptation: It's made clear in the movie that Charlie is his given name. name, and he gains the surname Kelmeckis. The sister is named Candace and the brother Chris for the film too.


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* RiddleForTheAges: Just who is Charlie writing to, anyway? Or is he indeed writing to any one person?


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* StartsWithASuicide: One of the first things we learn in the book is that Charlie's best friend shot himself the summer between middle and high school.
22nd Aug '16 3:58:41 PM HamburgerTime
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* ArcWords: "I felt infinite" and variations thereof.



* DysfunctionJunction

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* DysfunctionJunctionDysfunctionJunction: Almost every character has been through some sort of trauma; in particular, most of the female cast are survivors of some sort of abuse by a man.


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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Charlie always puts others before himself. [[spoiler: This earns him a WhatTheHellHero speech from Sam toward the end, as she finds it patronizing and dishonest rather than endearing]].
9th Jun '16 4:56:03 PM nombretomado
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Most of the locations for the movie, right down to the theater where they see ''[[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]]'', are filmed in their original locations in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Most of the locations for the movie, right down to the theater where they see ''[[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ''[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Rocky Horror]]'', are filmed in their original locations in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.
29th Mar '16 1:33:13 AM eroock
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* CastingGag: MaeWhitman plays a character named [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld Mary]] [[Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead Elizabeth]].
** Especially noticeable as Brad is played by Young Neil's actor from the same film.
23rd Mar '16 8:51:57 PM henry42
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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Published in 1999, takes place over the '91-92 school year. Which makes it twenty YEARS as of the film release, so averted.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Published in 1999, takes place over the '91-92 school year. Which makes it twenty YEARS as of the film release, so averted.
23rd Mar '16 7:28:17 PM henry42
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* CerebusRetcon: The fond memories Charlie has of Aunt Helen - specifically "it'll be our little secret" - take on a horrible new light [[spoiler: when he remembers she molested him]].
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