I cannot recommend The Perks of Being a Wallflower enough!
Based on Stephan Chobsky’s amazing novel (which has actually been published in 31 languages – to give you an idea of the book’s popularity), this story will make you laugh and cry and will leave you wanting some more.
I read the book first and then watched the movie (twice – and I want to watch it again!). What was so great was that, unlike many other occasions when a film comes out after a book, the movie did not ruin my perception/understanding of the book. On the contrary, it actually enhanced it! Stephen Chbosky was actually hired by the movie production company to write, adapt screenplay and to direct the film.
Featuring the beautiful Emma Watson playing the role of Sam and Logan Lerman as Charlie I can guarantee that you will fall in love with this beautiful story.
Below are two of my favourite quotes from the movie:
- “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
- “This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”