“Asleep” by The Smiths in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyRead about another entry on the list.
After experiencing two deaths very close to him, 15 year-old Charlie became a bit of a recluse. But when he meets wild-riding seniors Patrick and Sam, this begins to change. With music helping to draw the friends together, this song plays a large role when Charlie gives to to Patrick as a Christmas present. “Asleep” perfectly captures the melancholy feeling of this YA classic.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is on Lauren Passell's list of the best Manic Pixie Dream Girls in fiction.