Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: June Reading Selection



As we are closely approaching the end of the month (how on earth did that happen?) and that means it's time to share our next Book to Film Club Reading selection. For June 2012 we will be reading:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Like our March 2012 selection Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is in epistolary-style (collection of documents which can include diaries entries, clippings, letters, etc), but is set in the early 1990's high school following the letters of "Charlie".

I'm really curious about this one, and I'm a fan on non-traditional narratives so the letter format totally caught my eye. The high school setting lends itself to coming of age themes, something we've not often tacked for the Book to Film Club so we are spreading our wings here! I hope you enjoy the book, I can't wait to dive in.

The film version is scripted and adapted by the author Stephen Chobosky and stars Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series), Nina Dobre ('The Vampire Diaries') and Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man).

The film The Perks of Being a Wallflower is scheduled to be released Sept 21, 2012.

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