Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: The Movie!

So, last year the Book Nerds had a monthly feature where we read a book that was going to be made into a movie. It got to be a little too much to do it regularly, but there are just so many great books being made into movies these days that we will continue to write about both.

That being said, a good friend of mine who is an English teacher and I, the Book Nerd, have been anxiously awaiting the movie adaption of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. First of all, the book is just fantastic. Just fantastic. I am sure you have heard this famous quote from it:

And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

That was my status update on Google for the longest time after I read the book! The movie slightly adapted it, expanding it and turning it into:

"I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We'll all become somebody's mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. 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." 

I love it! Doesn't it just give you chills?! 

On top of that, there are soo many actors I love in this film: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, etc, etc.  I was out of town the weekend it opened nationwide, but I went with my friend (who had incidentally already gone once -- lol) on the following Monday.

So good.

This was a great book to movie adaptation. I don't know if it's just because the book is small anyway, so there wasn't really a need to cut anything out. I don't know if it's just because Stephen Chbosky wrote both the book and the screenplay. I don't know if it's just because it's a great story. Probably all three. At any rate, if you liked the book, you will not be disappointed. And even if you haven't read the book, I think you will still be able to follow everything and be entertained. 

Short review: Great book! Great movie! Read it! See it!


  1. The only misfire involves the trio's search for a mystery song. The fact that this shower has heard of Nick Drake but not David Bowie is really beyond belief.

  2. in what page can i find that quote?

    1. Good question! I'm not sure if it's directly from the book or expanded for the movie?