The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Do you have an account on GoodReads? I do.

Truthfully I don’t have it to brag of how many books I’ve read in my short lifetime. I’m not an avid reader like others who make plans to read 100 books in one year. I have it because I have a hard time picking books to read.

In the last few months – I think I should say in the last year considering in 2010 around this time I started reading “Harry Potter” – I’ve read only young adults books. I don’t know why I picked them but I just did. With some I striked gold with others I just got myself depressed.

My last pick was “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” written by Stephen Chbosky. I must admit I also picked this one because Emma Watson plays in the movie with the same name. I didn’t read anything about the movie or book so I was  a bit taken back by it. It wasn’t something that I expected.

I found this book depressing.

It started nice, with events unfolding at a slow pace and I was actually happy of how things were going for Charlie. The misfit kid (aka Charlie – the wallflower) was  making new cool friends that could understand and not judge him. But the book reminded me of how I was during my high school years: not being present and not doing anything. High school was pretty much weird for me, nothing bad happen, but nothing good happened either. It was like the years went by without any meaning.

I regret that now. I missed on many things.

The book was good enough to bring out some emotions out of me but it was mostly sad. Truthfully I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. It might seem happy on the surface but when you get to the ending you feel sad for Charlie. Pity more exactly. I really wanted a different ending. I wanted the author to just let him be a misfit or the weird crying wallflower rather than *spoiler* that sad ending *closed spoiler*. I don’t think there’s anything worse than that.

But then again, I would recommend this book because it really is a good one. Leaving beside all the bad vibes you get from it, it also has some memorable quotes and lessons that even young adults like myself can benefit from. My favorite quote was:

We accept the love we think we deserve

If you’re in a relationship you might start to wonder if this is true or not.

Now, I need to read a comedy. I need something nice to balance this book. So I’m off to Good Reads hoping to find something that will catch my attention. Do you guys have any suggestions?

Burberry Bespoke trench coat

I’m not a fashion forward person, but I have fallen in love with this trench coat:

This has nothing to do with the fact that Emma Watson is wearing it. I just really love that trench coat.  But I seriously doubt I will pay around 1000 euros on a trench coat. And I am not sure if that’s the right price either.  But it wouldn’t matter anyway it would still be out of my price range, way out of my price range!

Still, it looks really good on her. *pondering how it would look on me*

Emma Watson stars in a music video

I don’t like the song, but I love the video (but who knows it might grow on me). The ending of the video is adorable, yet sad.

Enjoy “Say You Don’t Want It” by One Night Only.

Hope Daniel and Rupert are doing also good and hope to see them soon on the big screen.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

Very rarely one can find the three wizards in the news at the same time, but in different situations. Emma talks about her on-screen kiss with Rupert, Daniel is on the Esquire cover and poor Rupert is recovering from swine flu.

I can imagine how Emma feels about her on-screen kiss with Rupert, considering they practically grew up together while filming the “Harry Potter” movies. But what interested me was seeing pictures of  her real life boyfriend: Jay Barrymore. While I googled “Emma Watson boyfriend” I found some pictures of her and this man that looks very much like Prince William, but just from the side and with less hair. Either way, they look good together.

I can’t say the same thing about Daniel Radcliffe. He is featured on the Esquire magazine and he looks like Voldemort gave him a really good beating. But, it seems our Harry Potter is gonna have his first kiss with Ginny Weasley. Another on-screen kiss that I will look forward to.

And poor Rupert, it seems he caught the swine flu. But it’s good news to hear that he is recovering from it and that he will be attending the premiere of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince in Leicester Square. I’m just curious what he has to say about his on-screen kiss with Emma.

Emma Watson in ELLE Magazine

I’ve noticed that Emma is now a common face in fashion magazines.

I guess it’s a good thing. Even if Emma decides on not acting again in the future, she would make a good fashion model. From this little “behind the scenes” movie clip you can see that she’s quite enjoying herself.

But I’m thinking right now that Emma Watson won’t be disappearing from the public/VIP scene for a while. So there’s nothing to worry about.