Compare And Contrast Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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Throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school I had always been extremely interested in reading. One of my biggest pet peeves was when a movie would be made about an excellent book and the movie would be average at best. This rings true for many book to films situations, but for this particular example it is not the case. I read Perks of Being a Wallflower over and over again, and I was petrified when I realized there was a movie produced for the novel. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Though I still enjoy the book much better, the movie is not too bad. Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of a teenager named Charlie. The book is a series of his journal entries, and naturally the film starts as Charlie is journaling…show more content…
Charlie attends the school’s homecoming dance with Patrick and Sam, and afterwards they go to a party. At the party, he is introduced to some of their friends, Mary Elizabeth and Craig (Sam’s boyfriend) being the most important of the group. There are drugs and alcohol at the party, and Charlie is noticeably more talkative after indulging in a pot brownie. He confides in Sam that Michael, his best friend, committed suicide the last spring. Charlie thinks Sam is pretty, but she has a boyfriend so he understands they are only friends. The school year continues progressing, and the group of friends decides to do have a small Christmas party before everyone splits up for Christmas break. They give gifts to each other Secret Santa style, and Sam gets Charlie a typewriter because he so badly wants to be a writer. Sam and Charlie end up in Sam’s bedroom, and they start talking about past kissing stories and their first kisses. Charlie tells Sam that he hasn’t kissed anyone yet, and Sam confides in Charlie that her first kiss was from one of her dad’s

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