Friday, January 6, 2012

Were you a wallflower in high school?

I was! So I think I will have to add this one to my list of books to read before it comes out as a film. It's supposed to happen this year. Steven Chbosky not only wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower, he wrote the screenplay and directs as well! Poor guy will have no one to blame if things go wrong and the movie sucks! He also wrote Rent which I rather liked, more than the play anyway.
Logan Lehrman plays Charlie, the wallflower in question. His older friend Patrick is played by Ezra Miller (who you HAVE to see as Kevin in We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Emma Watson is Patrick's stepstister. The two of them introduce Charlie to sex and drugs. Paul Rudd plays Charlie's high school english teacher. Kate Walsh plays his mother.

Here's what Barnes & Noble says about it

"Standing on the fringes of life...
offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up."

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