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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Movie Trailer

I saw this trailer on Rachel Alpine's blog, and immediately showed it to my nearly-17-year-old stepdaughter. She LOVES the book by Stephen Chbosky, and can't wait to see this movie (scheduled to come out this September).


Here's a summary from Wikipedia:


The story is narrated by a teenager who goes by the alias of "Charlie"; he describes various scenes in his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person, whom he does not know personally.[2]


The story explores topics such as introversion and the awkward times of adolescence. The book also touches briefly on drug use and Charlie's experiences with this.[3] As the story progresses, various works of literature and film are referenced and their meanings discussed.


The story takes place in a suburb of Pittsburgh during the 1991–1992 school year, when Charlie is a high school freshman. Charlie is the titular wallflower of the novel. He is an unconventional thinker, and as the story begins he is shy and unpopular.


The book was third on the American Library Association's list of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009, for reasons including the book's treatment of drugs, homosexuality, sex, and suicide.[


Will it be on your list of must-see films?




16 comments:

  1. Does Charlie end up offing himself? Sounds depressing. Real, but depressing.

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    1. Don't know~I haven't read it yet (but I plan to).

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  2. I've heard about this one. . . definitely will look into it:)

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    1. Me too~ the fact that my teen loves it makes me very, very curious :)

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  3. I haven't read that book.

    You don't look old enough to have a 17-year-old. Even if she is a step.

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    1. I could be a step-grandma in a few years~ now THAT's weird to think about :)

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    2. You just made my head hurt.

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  4. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK! I've been DYING to see the preview, and then here comes premiere night and I missed it! Thanks for posting this, or I'd have gone on dying!

    Seriously. One of the best books I've read. Hope you love it!

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    1. I'm glad I could share it! Sounds like you'll be going to the movie, for sure :)

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  5. I loved this book, which means I might not love the movie. I'll wait and see -- there's nothing more disappointing than a mediocre movie based on a great book!

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  6. I haven't read the book... I never know whether to read a book first or see a movie first, but recently somebody said that seeing the movie first means you might not be as disappointed by it ;)

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    1. I usually try to read the book first, but you're right~ sometimes that backfires on you when the movie isn't what you imagined.

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  7. I haven;t heard of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And school days can be awkward. Lots of faking it until making it.

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    1. Yup~ I feel lucky, in that my high school experience wasn't really traumatic. I avoided drama :)

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