Hi, my name is Jacob and I am new to this community, and, well, lj in general. I am 15 years old from Springfield, MA. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my FAVORITE BOOK EVER!!!!!! I love it to death. Just recently, one of my friends in Northampton told me that some indie film company named AFAYA Productions is making a film of it near his town. I became so stoked about this, and after like a million hours of searching, I found their website. I think this is the best news I have ever heard, this movie is going to rock hardcore.
I went to the bookstore with a friend the other and got her set up with a copy of "The perks...". She stayed up all night reading it and she's going to be a member. I don't know if those of you who said you were going to read it have yet, and I was just wondering if anyone would like to discuss it more, or if anyone has any ideas for a new book.
I recently had to write a research paper for my College Prep-Honors Class. I chose to do a literary analysis of My Antonia by Willa Cather. I have decided to post it on my personal journal instead of clogging up this one (because it's rather long and i don't ever use my journal for personal entries and i don't know how much interest people will have in this book). I do not think that my paper is very well-written (we were not given much time to write it), but you may disagree. At least, it is not boring; it sums up the story, explains some themes that the author was trying to express, and analyzes the impact that the novel had in literary and political circles. So enjoy, it really is a good book- at face value or with in-depth study. Let me know your opinions!
psst, laura, can we add "the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower" to the community interests? (it took a while for me to figure out that you have to put the hyphens or else it's too long for lj interest standards or whatever)
Hey, this seems like a cool new community.
Hope it'll be great fun!