Charlie is the protagonist of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999). Holden is the central character in The Catcher in the Rye (1951).
What do these two characters have in common? Quite a lot, though there are also key differences (like the fact that Charlie lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, while Holden lives in New York City. These environments shape their lives and experiences: Charlie is more sheltered than Holden).
Let's go over some of the key similarities.
They're both teenage boys.
Charlie is 15 when the story begins; Holden is 16 when his story begins.
They've both endured trauma.
There are several events we could mention here, but both...
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