The Perks of being a Wallflower


Director/ Screenwriter: Stephen Chbosky
Casts: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller

We don't get to choose where we came from, but we can choose where we go from here.

I have noticed The Perks of being a Wallflower as one of the best novel written by Stephen Chbosky in 1999. The novel was on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a year and published in 31 languages. Unfortunately I just didn't have time to read it (in fact it's still in my wish list to date).

The other day I found the DVD. I watched it and now so very much curious to get the novel. The movie is awesome therefore I can feel that the novel will be a lot more excellent. The author, Stephen Chbosky, also became the writer and director of the movie (a rare think for a novelist) therefore this adaptation was still made in accordance with the plot in the book.  

The story is narrated by a 15-year-old-boy, Charlie. He describes various life experiences through a series of letters to an anonymous stranger. Charlie is the 'wallflower' in the movie. He is intelligent beyond his years yet shy and unpopular. He then tells about his freshman year of high school in Pittsburg suburb during 90s. He finally makes friends with two seniors who introduce him with the 'real' world. The three of them will experiences the ups and downs of the teenage life and it's mostly hard. The movie reminds me of the old movie (but always be my all time favorite) Dead Poets Society, also about teenagers' life. I always feel good when I am around these young people (thank God my job now makes me being with them almost everyday). The way they enjoy life, handle with problem, manage their emotion, etc are always interesting. I've been there, done that but there's always something new to learn.

A highly recommended movie and also novel. One of the best.        

4 comments:

ferina November 20, 2013 at 5:13 PM  

aku justru udah baca, tapi belum liat film-nya. pengen liat Emma Watson tanpa ngebayangin Hermione :)

riana November 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM  

aku belum pernah nonton film Harry Potter jadi ga bisa membandingkan akting Emma di sana & di sini, yg aku perhatikan sih Emma ini makin besar makin cantik ...:)

kiky December 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM  

sering liat buku ini di kinokuniya, ah beli ah...

riana December 6, 2013 at 5:54 AM  

@kiky: beli deh, dijamin suka:)