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Book to movie review: “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”

Just like I said in the previous post, one reason that I finally started reading “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” was the fact that the movie starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson started playing here in the Philippines early last week.

As it turned out, I didn’t quite fall in love with “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” as a book. And while the movie version has been getting good reviews, the book just proved to me that it doesn’t immediately translate to me liking it.

Will this movie adaptation, written and directed by Chbosky himself, end up leaving me with mixed feelings, in the same way the book did? Or will I end up eating crow and find myself thoroughly charmed by this movie, in much the same way a lot of crtics seem to be?

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Book review: Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”

I couldn’t find a book trailer of “Perks” that I liked.

I bought my copy of “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” last year, mainly because everybody and their closest relation were telling me that it was such a great book that would totally change my life.

However, I never really got around to reading it until a couple of days ago, and it was only really spurred on by the release of the book’s movie adaptation. And partly by that photoshoot from Out Magazine.

So. Did “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” prove to be a life-changing experience for me? Or would I have been better off not picking up this book in the first place?

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