The Perks of Being A Wallflower‘s main focus is a teenage boy, Charlie, starting high school. Over the past few years, he has been struggling with his mental illness. He describes, “So this is my life, and I want you to understand that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying t figure out how this could be.” (which is a quote that really moved me, since it pretty much describes my life as well) For this book, and for Charlie, I would include the song “Not Today” by Imagine Dragons. This song has a peaceful melody, but at the same time it seems like it would be at the end of a sad movie, which kind of shows Charlie’s life. In the chorus, there are the lyrics: “It’s gonna get easier somehow, just not today”. I think this lyric could really help Charlie and give him hope for better days.
Here’s the link to the song: