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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   Charlie's parent are not religious. The family is portrayed as being fiercely Catholic.
   Charlie gives Patrick a long poem he has written for Christmas. He gives him a book about Harvey Milk, a mixed tape with "asleep" on it twice, etc.
   "Charlie" is the narrator of the story's alias and we never find out the real name. Charlie is the main character. It is not an alias as far as we know.
   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 becomes pregnant and he takes her to get an abortion. This doesn't happen.
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