Charlie’s sister casually dates this boy from her school, whom Charlie describes as very nice and respectful. He wears his hair in a ponytail, and makes her hand-decorated mix tapes. One evening, however, he hits Charlie’s sister after she chastises him for not sticking up for himself more. Though they are eventually forbidden from dating once Bill tells Charlie’s parents about the abuse, they date in secret until Charlie’s sister accidentally becomes pregnant. Her boyfriend rejects responsibility and dumps her, leaving Charlie’s sister to arrange for an abortion in secret and by herself. This is yet another character in the novel who is seen by others as an upstanding young man but who handles conflict with violence and shirking of responsibility.
Charlie’s Sister’s Boyfriend Character Timeline in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The timeline below shows where the character Charlie’s Sister’s Boyfriend appears in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...one from participating. After asking about his home life, Charlie tells Bill about Charlie’s sister’s boyfriend hitting her. Bill explains to Charlie that people “accept the love [they] think [they] deserve,”... (full context)
...have a “reputation” as a sophomore. He then asks her about dancing with the abusive boyfriend at homecoming, and after he promises not to tell anyone including Bill, his sister tells... (full context)