Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower was one of my favourite books during my teen years. I first read the book back in 2001 when I discovered a review online and decided I had to have a copy. When I heard it was been turned into a film, I was so pleased because the film will publicise the book to a new set of teens who really need it.
My school years weren't my easiest and to say I was 'bullied' would be an understatement but as you get older it's easier to forget this age. The Perks of Being a Wallflower' provided comfort that it wasn't just me who was going through it all and reading was a little bit of a sanctuary. I'm not going to ruin the story for you but 'Perks'is a heartwarming tale about been a teenager and all the ups and downs that go with it.
"The fact that one of these ladies was my mom made me particularly sad because my mom is beautiful. And she’s always on a diet. Sometimes, my dad calls her beautiful, but she cannot hear him."
The novel references many songs and famous books and I guarantee after you read the book / see the film you'll spend hours trying to find them all. You can catch 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' at North East Empire Cinemas from the 5th October with previews from the 3rd.
"We accept the love we think we deserve."