Friday, September 07, 2012

Book to Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

ATTENTION: All Stephen Chbosky fans!  The Perks of Being a Wallflower (published in 1999) has been made into a movie, and the release date is September 21st.  Stars include Logan Lerman (of Percy Jackson fame) as Charlie, a likeable, introverted high school freshman who's trying to fit in; Emma Watson as Sam, Charlie's first love; and Ezra Miller as Patrick, a senior who becomes Charlie's best friend.

Here is a short summary:

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school in 1991-92. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

If you go to see this movie, I'd love to hear what you think.  Did the movie follow the book?  Was the cast believable?  Looking forward to this one!

Lisa U.
CC Library


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