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Old 08-25-2010, 03:47 AM   #1
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Default The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I read this book years ago and reread it today in under 12 hours. I had heard recently that it was on a list of banned books and while cleaning up I stumbled across it and picked it up again.
Needless to say I researched it online casually and saw that a movie is in the works

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Told through a series of letters to an anonymous person, Wallflower digs into the life a high school teen named Charlie. Smart and shy, he writes about family issues, the loss of his aunt, high school woes, and crushing on a senior girl, and friend, named Sam

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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'Emma Watson Might Discover 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

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Our Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, may have found her first leading feature role outside of the wizardly series, and it's a pretty good gig to boot. Variety reports that Watson and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) are in talks to star in an indie adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Chbosky is not only set to adapt his novel -- he'll also direct while John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon, and Russell Smith produce.
http://www.cinematical.com/2010/05/2...-a-wallflower/

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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I just read this book and I really enjoyed it. I'm surprised that it's banned.
The movie has a good cast and I really hope they can pull this off

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Logan Lerman as Charlie.
Emma Watson as Sam, Charlie's love interest, Patrick's step-sister.
Ezra Miller as Patrick, Charlie's best friend, Sam's step-brother.
Paul Rudd as Bill, Charlie's English teacher.
Mae Whitman as Mary-Elizabeth, Sam's best friend and Charlie's first girlfriend.
Nina Dobrev as Candace, Charlie's sister.
Nicholas Braun as Pony-Tail Derek, Candace's boyfriend.
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Kate Walsh as Charlie's mother.
Dylan McDermott as Charlie's father

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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What exactly is in the book that would warrant being banned?

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #5
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Well according to wikipedia it says because of the book's treatment of "drugs, homosexuality, sex, and suicide"
But really nothing in the book is graphic or so in depth that I would say that it warrants it being banned

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:05 AM   #6
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I had honestly never even heard of this book until about a month ago. A good friend of mine wouldn't stop talking about how good it was, and so i picked it up to see how ''good" it really was. Hoooooooly crap did I like that book.


Needless to say, I'm very excited for this movie, and not just because of emma watson lol

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:19 AM   #7
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They're filming the movie in Pittsburgh right now. The local news has shots of Emma Watson riding around in the back of a pickup truck last night as part of the shoot. Can't get the video to link but it's posted on the main page of their site here

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I read this book in high school. I liked it enough to see this, and the fact that Emma Watson is in it is a plus.

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This is filming in Pittsburgh? Can Watson do an American accent?

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:15 PM   #10
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Love this story and how it's told.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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bumping this as the movie is slated for September and I will be soon reading it again for the third time

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #12
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im not ashamed to admit it. THis book was the first and only book to make me cry

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #13
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I am very much looking forward to the film. Love the book. It's reassuring that Chblosky is both writing and directing the movie. And the cast he managed to assemble is solid.

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It hasn't been posted in this thread. So here's 6 images from the movie:












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Old 06-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #16
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lol it makes it look really corny

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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Trailer up: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=90959

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:30 PM   #18
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wow, I really want to see this, never read the book, although I've heard about it. any interest I really had was because of Emma Watson, but after that trailer I really want to see this now.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #19
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Now that's the Logan Lerman I remembering being impressed by in Jack and Bobby.

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I can't wait for this. The book is really exceptional and I highly suggest if you haven't read it to do so. The trailer was good and I immediately recognized some of the great quotes and scenes from the book.

A fan of the book was able to see a test screening back in January. They spoil a few things about the movie, but say it's amazing.

http://perksofbeinganinfinitewallflo...ower-screening

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when i read this book as a teen i felt like my privacy was violated.

i hope the movie is as good as the book.

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The shot of Emma Watson in the corset has me there. For the love of God.

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I'm so glad to see her career continuing beyond the HP films, she's kinda my celebrity crush.

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The book was fantastic, I definitely recommend it.

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