The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I finished the book. Rarely do I respond out loud when I’m reading or have a physical reaction, so when I say “No!” for example or cry or feel my heart race, I really know the story has moved me. In the last ten pages I started crying, even stopping in the middle of a paragraph (unusual for me—I at least finish the paragraph or page before putting the book down) because I was so touched by the truth of a character’s statement.

It is definitely a book I would recommend reading, but you don’t have to. If you want to see the movie, then maybe you should, especially if you’re of the school of thought that books are better than movies (in most cases) or maybe not so as to not spoil the movie. Then again, because books and films are different mediums, they have different goals and use different techniques to tell a story.

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