The Perks of Being a Wallflower
June 1, 2011 § 7 Comments
If you were into the Get Up Kids and Catcher in the Rye in your late teenage/college years, chances are, you’ve read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. A cult favourite, I first read it my second year of college when I befriended a very fun, tattooed, stretched-eared, bespectacled girl who lent it to me and have probably read it 5 times since. I have bought it as gifts for friends and family I thought would enjoy it and still think of it as a must-read for adolescent boys and the girls who are trying to understand them. Now, it’s becoming a feature film, to be released next year.
Starring Paul Rudd, Emma Watson, and even Arrested Development’s Mae Whitman, I am going to say I have faith that this will translate into a decent movie version of the book. Of course, movies are just never as good as books, that’s just how it is. So I suggest reading it yourself before (or maybe after, to avoid any disappointment) you see the movie.