What's the Difference between The Perks of Being a Wallflower the Book and The Perks of Being a Wallflower the Movie?


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Released: 1999
Author: Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Released: 2012
Director: Stephen Chbosky
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Portrayed by: Logan Lerman
Portrayed by: Emma Watson
Mr. Anderson
Portrayed by: Paul Rudd
Portrayed by: Ezra Miller
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book vs Movie
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   Bill, Charlie's english teacher gives him a B on a paper and then starts to give him books and gets him to do extra reports. Mr. Anderson asks the students a few questions on the first day, and sees that Charlie writes the correct answers on his paper, but refuses to answer. They become friends and he gives him books.
   Charlie's sister is hit by her boyfriend and it is big event. This is downplayed.
   Charlie has a grandfather who has racist tendencies. He isn't shown.
   Bob tells Charlie about Brad getting caught with Patrick and Brad getting beat by his father because of it. Patrick tells Charlie while they're at the golf course together telling stories.
   This isn't discussed. Patrick pulls a prank and paints all the tools in his shop class pink.
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