Many things can impact somones life. Movies, experiaences, people and even books. Stephen Chbosky wrote Perks of Being a Wallflower to help kids who are going through a hard time. Through Perks, he wanted people to know that they are not alone and that hard times end. Basing Charlie off of himself helps this book come alive because the problems he faces are ones real kids go through, and so are the solutions. Stephen hoped to impact kids everywhere through writing this book, and even more through the movie. He made the movie pg-13 instead of R because he wanted teenagers who needed to see the movie to not have to wait.