The Question and Answer section for The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What activities did Charlie take part in
The important themes in the first section of the novel include coming of age and secrecy.
I think he needed to show his feelings for Sam. Charlie is coming of age. He still has the whole sex and relationships thing to figure out. He did what he felt at the time.