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

47%
Released: 1999
Author: Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

53%
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
   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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