Just finished Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – my first book of 2013. Hoping to read one or two a month but my IMDB Top 250 movie project comes first. 🙂
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower was my favorite movie of last year. I liked it so much that I decided to read the book after seeing the movie (I think I’ve only done this a couple of times – I hate reading a book after seeing the movie). Anyway, I really enjoyed the book as well. It’s SOOO similar to the movie, which is great as movies can often end up so different from and not near as good as the book. Probably helps that the writer of the book wrote the screenplay and directed the movie! They should really let the authors do this more often if this is the result – I felt that the movie was a great adaptation. I’d even say the movie achieved what very few movies adapted from books manage to – it was, in a way, even better than the book. I think this was down to such good performances from the main actors.
Not going to go into some long review of this book as I’m trying to stick more to movie reviews but just had to say I think this is a great example of some of the young adult fiction that seems to be getting better & better these days. But if you’re not that into reading, I do at least recommend the movie as you wouldn’t be missing much from the book.
My Rating: 4/5
Think I’m going to start this one next:
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