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

Drama

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

48%
Released: 1999
Author: Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

52%
Released: 2012
Director: Stephen Chbosky
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In the Book In the Movie
Charlie
Charlie
Portrayed by: Logan Lerman
Sam
Sam
Portrayed by: Emma Watson
Bill
Mr. Anderson
Portrayed by: Paul Rudd
Patrick
Patrick
Portrayed by: Ezra Miller
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The story is presented as letters written by Charlie. Charlie writes, but the story unfolds in a natural narrative.
   Charlie's sister is hit by her boyfriend and it is big event. This is downplayed.
   This isn't discussed. Patrick pulls a prank and paints all the tools in his shop class pink.
   When driving through the tunnel Sam stands in the back of the truck while "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac plays on the radio. The song is "Heroes" by David Bowie.
   Charlie has a grandfather who has racist tendencies. He isn't shown.
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