The Perks of being a Wallflower

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The movie vs the book. I ask myself this question everytime a new movie comes out and I have yet to read the book. Do I go ahead and watch the movie and read the book later, quickly read the book or give up on reading the book all together? I love reading, so not reading the book is normally not an option for me. {Apart from The Girl with the Drago Tattoo – I watched the first couple of movies and have only just started to read the first book}.

When it came to The Perks of Being a Wallflower – I’ve wanted to read this book for years and for some weird reason I just never got around to it. I saw the trailer for this movie, got goosebumps and decided I needed to read the book asap. I borrowed it from a friend and took it up the coast with me when Rowan and I did our roadtrip. I finished the book on the beach in one day, it just draws you in. It’s intense, I cried. {That sounds like it was very intense, it doesn’t actually take much in books or movies to make me cry}.

A few weeks after finishing the book I watched the movie. It’s almost as amazing as the book. As with most movies, some parts of the story (that are quite important in the book) just aren’t heavily focused on in the movie. Because of this I was very glad that I had already read it. The story gives me goosebumps, and all the actors in this movie were amazing. There could not have been a better cast.

In general, I always like to read the book first. Books are all about imagination for me, and if you’ve already seen the movie then very little is left to your imagination. You already know what the characters look like, one of my favourite things about watching the movie after reading a book is seeing how differently I had imagined the characters. Keep imagining, read the book first. Always.

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