After hearing that Stephen Chbozky's book, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' was being turned into a movie I went out and bought the book. I did this for two reasons. One: with books that get turned into movies the book tends (not always) to be much better. I like to read it first. Two: if a book is getting turned into a film, it's probably a pretty good book. 'Perks' did not disappoint. It was a great young adult novel that had I read it as a teenager, I could see how it could affect me in that deep emotional way.
I have yet to see the film but I imagine it will be close in feelings and storytelling. The characters are what you come back to this book for and I can see the film achieving that as well. It did not quite have the whimsy I tend to be drawn to but it is different, realistic, and raw.
I was a film major, not an English major, so I apologize for my lack of intelligent insight in this review. I just want to tell you how it made me feel. I felt...nostalgic for my teen years. I wish I had read it back then. (I feel the same way about John Green books.)
Final notes: I liked it, it was a quick good read, and I can't wait to see the film.
Books read this year: 10
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