Today I’m featuring The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. In our collection, we have both the book and the DVD, so if you’re one of those people who like to read the book before seeing the movie, you can check it out here!
The story is partially based on the author’s experiences as a shy teenager. Charlie is a very shy, but intelligent freshman at a new school with no friends. He soon meets Sam and Patrick (who are also step siblings) who change his life. Perks of Being a Wallflower is more of a coming of age story, although a very sad one. Bring some tissues guys.
The main character, Charlie, is played by Ezra Miller who is also in The Fury, which came last October. Emma Watson, who needs no introduction I’m sure, plays Sam and she does a pretty good job with that American accent. In addition to the trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower, I’ll include a trailer for The Fury. Lerman also did a Q&A comparing the two films. You can read about it here.