Book vs. Movie: The Perks of being a Wallflower

The book “The Perks of being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky was published in 1999 and was adapted for the big screen in 2011. The writer himself contributed to the movie by doing the script and directing.

First of all, what is it about?

the perks of being a wallflower

the perks of being a wallflower

The story takes place in 1991 and starts with Charlie having his first day at highschool. He is a lonely boy so he

decides to write letters (instead of an ordinary diary). He reports about his life, how his only friend committed suicide. We also learn that it was the second time the mentally instable Charlie lost someone close: a few years ago his beloved aunt Helen died in a car accident on his birthday.

Furthermore, Charlie tells about his family: he writes about his brother who is now at college, being a celebrated football player and his sister who treats her boyfriend like shit.
Charlies situation seems to improve when he meets the step-siblings Patrick and Sam. He becomes friends with them and finally falls for Sam. Together with them Charlie makes new experiences, goes to parties and meets new people.
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Time to talk about books: The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The book I’m gonna talk about today is “The Perks of being a Wallflower”.

the perks of being a wallflower

the perks of being a wallflower

Stephen Chbosky wrote about a boy named Charlie who faces several problems. Charlie sends letters about

episodes of his life to a person he doesn’t know as for him this make more sense than keeping a diary.

I think the book was written nicely, the style reminded me a little bit of “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher (I already did a review on that one). But I have to say most parts of the book were quite predictable. Although the story was okay and the situations were described quite nicely, some parts seemed kind of stereotyped.

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