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Are the Perks of Being a Wallflower Worth it?

My P post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge  focuses on the book ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and lists procured from within the book.  I will try to keep up with the Blogging from A to Z Challenge – April 2018  and the Ultimate Blog Challenge – April 2018. (Please read my note to my readers here )

The book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Disclaimer: I have not read this book, yet (though I have thought about it a zillion times just because of the title). While I do not consider myself a wallflower, I would certainly not mind being left to myself on occasion so I can, well be (by) myself…

Anyhoo, though I have not read it, I have had it on my to read it list for so long that it was one of the first books I thought for the ‘within books’ theme I have going for the A to Z Challenge, just because I had read about references to books, music, and more in the book. So, here are a couple of lists based on this book. Check them out and see how you score against the characters in the book 🙂

Movies mentioned in the book – how many of these have you seen? my score for this – 4/10

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life
  2. The Producers
  3. Reds
  4. The Graduate
  5. Harold and Maude
  6. My Life as a Dog
  7. Dead Poets Society
  8. The Unbelievable Truth
  9. Night of the Living Dead
  10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Books/related to books mentioned in the book  – how many of these have you read? My score – 4 that I had read earlier; and the poem mentioned below, I read after seeing this reference. I also have to admit that I had not even heard of a couple of these books (including A Separate Peace and ‘On the Road’) before seeing them on the book lists for ‘Perks…..’

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Q to the reader: While some might argue that there are no perks, other might say that being a wallflower does have its perks – what side would you support and why?

Signing off on Day 18/letter P on #AtoZChallenge and #UltimateBlogChallenge for April 2018.

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18 thoughts on “Are the Perks of Being a Wallflower Worth it?

  1. I think my score was 2 for both lists! I think being a wallflower can be very safe and gives you lots of insights into the human condition if you watch closely enough from your perch on the sidelines. But to truly be alone in the best way, I recommend becoming a hygge hermit. 😉

  2. I read this book and watched the movie! I especially recommend the movie! I’ve seen 4 movies on your list – and read most of those books while in school.

  3. ! scored 4 out of 10 on your lists. Though I’d like my number to increase! Maybe I’ll make that a goal of mine.

  4. What a fun idea for a series! I want to do an A-Z challenge for something! I’m inspired. Also, I’ve actually never read this book. I might add It to my list! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have only seen Dead Poets and Rocky Horror. Rocky Horror is such a fun one to watch late at night while cuddling my husband

  6. I have to admit this isn’t a book or film I have watched (that I can remember at least). Perhaps I’ll have to try and pick it up, it seems like it references some amazing books.

    1. 🙂 same here – i have not watched the movie or read the book yet – I had added it to my TBR based on the title and now researching the book and finding these references makes me feel I should read it sooner

  7. Looks like an interesting book. I would love to read it sometime. My score on your list are 2 and 2 but I can’t remember this book being mentioned in the movies and books.What a fun read!

  8. My sister is outgoing and doesn’t mind being in the spotlight. I prefer to stay in the crowd and not be the one in front of them. I am a people observer and learn a lot about the world by doing so.

  9. I have not read this book yet. Even worse, I only scored a 2 on your list of movies to see, and a 4 on your book list. I need to learn to relax more and read and watch more movies.

  10. I feel kind of ashamed of myself in both of these categories. I think I read about 8 of the books and have seen seven of the films. Although they are definitely things which were on my to do list at one point or another. Reminds me I need to get to reading.

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