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I've read the book and  as I've told I wasn't hooked enough that I couldn't wait for its film adaptation but now I think the movie is cool after seeing the trailer. I found the book dreary, plot hasn't established well. Charlie whose English teacher deduces that he's a smart fifteen year-old boy but frustratingly Charlie occurs like an innocent baby who has no single idea about masturbation, sex, all that stuff. He loves books, that's the only fact I like about him aside from he's a good thoughtful friend. Mentally or perhaps emotionally challenged. I am a wallflower myself but I hadn't experienced cutting my locks unconsciously till I'd gone pathetically bald, neither been sent to mental hospital of some sort. But hey, the movie seems nice. I didn't expect Charlie is as gorgeous as Logan Lerman and Sam is as pretty as Hermione. You know the feeling that you have had certain awful make up pictures of the characters and events happened in the novel on your head and abruptly after watching the trailer you found yourself saying, "I didn't expect it could be this cool." The movie can make you feel eight years younger--wild, spirited, hopeful, cheerful, enthusiastic, infinite. Check out.


Book cover
Charlie (Logan Lerman) and Sam (Emma Watson)
Some dislike films and rather stick to novels because they say a lot of movie adaptations ruined the novel itself but I reckon otherwise. For me I'm optimistic that movies highlight the essence of the stories which is the most important (but yeah, I haven't read all books that made into movies but optimism is good, ha ha) And it's good to hear that Stephen Chbosky, the author of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower is also the director of the film (correct me if I'm wrong) which means the movie is on the right track. What else? I'm looking forward to watching this because it seems that this movie has lots of enthralling scenes to enhance the story.

“Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.” That's my favorite quote in the novel. I understand Charlie at some point--lots of thoughts on the head and almost forget that life should also be participated and not only be thought. Introvert people are like that, like Charlie. And I guess, many young people and young at heart can relate to his story because we are (once) melancholic teenagers struggling to search for every meaning of things.

“And all the books you've read have been read by other people. And all the songs you've loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that's pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing 'unity.”― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

2 book talk:

Hi. I just read your previous posts and I think we have same taste in books. My favorite authors are Sidney Sheldon and Mitch Albom which is why I was fascinated reading your comments about their books. Keep blogging. :)

August 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

haha, like! walang like dito, e... hello, Karen :)

August 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM  

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