I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower last weekend and immediately fell in love! I cannot wait to read the book. The movie was completely not what I expected. It was sort of Donnie Darko-esque which was interesting. I assumed it was going to be an Indie version of every other high school drama you see. It so very wasn’t and the cast was outstanding which was most of the reason I wanted to see it to be honest.
I hope reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be even more awesome than the movie. I am sure many interesting things didn’t make it into the film version. I would detail what exactly those things are in this post but if you haven’t seen the movie or read the book I don’t want to ruin it for you. I like weird kids in weird movies being weird. It makes me feel like I wasn’t so abnormal after all. Let’s be honest we were all weird in one way or another growing up. I happen to like that. My mother used to always tell me “I would have killed myself if you were a boring child” I have to agree. I think people who are afraid to be weird or different definitely missed out on something growing up. You might not realize it at the time but growing up is when you are supposed to be weird and make mistakes so you can learn and grow. I won’t lie I am still weird and I still make mistakes but I have always and hopefully will always be weird. It makes me well me.
The characters in The Perks of Being a Wallflower are definitely unique. I fell in love with all of them for different reasons but as a whole their group dynamic reminded me of my group of friends in high school. Scenes in the story even reminded me of times we had. It was a great movie and I promise this book will definitely be on the list for book club because it just has to be.