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13 May 2013

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has been turned into a movie. And for the third time in my life I have found a movie I like as well as, or better than, the book! It helps that the author of the book wrote the screenplay and directed it himself.

Charlie is a freshman in high school. He is trying to be optimistic about his first day but as anyone in or past high school knows - it is not the most fun you can have. On top of being a freshman Charlie is dealing with the suicide of his best friend. And he spent the summer in a mental hospital trying to cope. Now he must find his place.

On his first day there are two highlights: His English teacher is great. And there is a funny senior in his wood shop class. And that first Friday during the football game he sits with that senior, Patrick, and his world starts looking up.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a beautiful movie about figuring out who your are because of, or in spite of, your past. It is about first loves, great friends and great music.

Logan Leman
Emma Watson
Ezra Miller
Mae Whitman
Paul Rudd
Nina Dovrev

Written and Directed by Stephen Chbosky

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