The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sunday, June 3, 2012

the perks of being a wallflower

I am so grateful to have read this incredible book The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which was reintroduced to me by Marissa. Thank you! I remember that night vividly when she mentioned it in conversation. We were walking up Broadway to Union Square and she brought it up and I said I've wanted to read it for a while now. She gave me her copy for my birthday. It was perfect. It changed my life and it has inspired me so much in so many ways. Reading it was such a trip. This isn't just a high school story about any adolescent boy, this coming of age story tells an insightful, reflective and romantic journey of wallflower Charlie. Inspirational and beautifully written. Heartrending and heartfelt.

I don't want to spoil it for anyone who doesn't know about the book or hasn't read it, but it is incredible. I know that movie adaptations will never be as good as the book itself and that's fine, since they are such different mediums, but I want to have faith in the movie, since it was directed by the author Stephen Chbosky. I'm just slightly or rather seriously disappointed in the casting of Sam, because Emma Watson's attempt at an American accent is appalling. Absolutely appalling. No offense. Nevertheless, I think Logan Lerman was perfectly cast as the wallflower we all know and love as Charlie and Ezra Miller as Patrick. The trailer does seem pretty epic and I'm just excited to see such an inspiring story come to life.

September 14th, 2012. And in that moment, I swear we were (are) infinite. ∞


  1. Oh my gosh let's fangirl over trailer together-- I died when I saw it. I'm the most excited to see Ezra Miller in this movie. He looks like he's going to be my favorite part (other than Logan Lerman being adorable, of course). Ah, when I saw it, shushed everyone in my home and once it finished, I started screaming and running around in circles! I am so excited!

  2. I haven't read the book, but it's been on 'my list' for years. I'll definitely have to do get on that before the movie comes out though. It looks amazing! And I can't wait to see Emma Watson in a role outside of Harry Potter. DanRad did an amazing job and I'm sure she will too!

  3. I am also excited for Ezra Miller! I can't stop watching the trailer. I hope the film shows a lot of the more dark aspects of the book such as the repetition of the reference to "Asleep" by The Smiths.

  4. ERZA MILLER OH MY GOSH. While Emma Watson's American accent is positively hilarious, I cannot wait to watch this movie. I plan on reading the book before watching the movie, though! The preview looks wonderful :)

    xx maggie

  5. Excited for this movie!

    xo Jennifer