Seven years ago, I read Perks of Being a Wallflower for the first time. I’ve been reading since I was four-and-a-half, and while, as I’ve previously mentioned, usually I read superficial teen fiction, every now and then I read a book that genuinely changes my life, most notably by altering the way I want to write. Perks gave me the ream to write a book that would change someone’s life.
So when I heard that they were adapting it into a movie, and that the author, Stephen Chbosky, would be writing and directing it, I pretty much cried. I finally saw the movie I’ve been waiting seven years to see, and it was perfect. I should warn you that this review is probably going to suck, since I don’t think there’s a single thing I didn’t like about this movie…so, you know, have fun reading my love letter to Perks of Being a Wallflower.