The Book Club| The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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I read this book a year or so ago, but I have only just got around to watching the film and it spurred me to re-read this gorgeous book. There is nothing I don't love about this book, and for me at least the film did it justice, which I very rarely think. I never thought I would cry a second time over the book, but I did, not full on sobbing but there were tears and a tissue involved. 

"I sit, I watch, I understand, I am a Wallflower."

I found myself thinking about Stephen Chbosky's characters long after I finished the book, both the first and the second time through. For me that is not only a sign of a good book but that the ideas that the author represents through their words still ring true for both society and for me on a personal level. I connected with it in that in so many ways I am just like Charlie, socially nervous/anxious I tend to take a back seat, I sit, I watch, I understand, I am a Wallflower. I blend in because it is easier that way, it is something I am hoping to change, I am not like that for the same reason Charlie is though. The sign of a good author for me is can you relate to character traits in all of the characters that they weave into existence, and the answer is yes for this book.

XO, Miriam 

P.s. I am in love with the soundtrack, especially The Smiths.

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  1. I'd really like to see this film. Will have to track down a copy of the book first, as I hate watching films when I haven't read the book!

    1. The book is beautiful, I will lend you my copy if you cannot find one quick enough!! And film well for me at least it was done so well, I couldn't nit-pick at it like the way I do with other films...
      XO, Miriam