The Perks Of Being A Wallflower: Do You Feel Infinite?

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.“- The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Here’s a bit of serious talk.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the type of book/movie that gives you an entirely new outlook on life.

When I read Stephen Chbosky’s book this summer, I felt different. I’ve been able to relate to many books before, but this one somehow hit close to home. My life is very different from Charlie’s. I haven’t gone through the things he went through, but I still managed to find a connection to him and a few of the other characters.

Passages from the book are some of the best quotes that actually made sense to me. Quotes that actually matter. It was created not to make people feel better with meaningless fluff. Personally, it made me feel worse and better all at the same time (if that makes senses).

Seeing the book come to life on screen was bliss. I was worried that the book would be butchered, but thankfully, Chbosky directed it. I’m really appreciative of that. I also loved the cast (Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, etc). The movie was comprised of everything that needed to be included. Sure, I would have liked to see a few more scenes of some other special moments from the book, but overall, it didn’t cut anything out that was significant to keeping the flow and meaning behind the book.

I cried towards the end. Partly because of the particular scene I was watching. Partly because I was thinking about my past, my present and my future.

I feel infinite. Interpret that anyway you want. That’s the beauty of it.

What are your thoughts on the movie translation of the book?