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Calling all Wallflowers!

Nov 08,2012
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I'm not the only one excited about the soon-to-be-released movie of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

And now one lucky reader has the chance to see the film a week early, and review it for inside a dog! Thanks to Roadshow Films we've got a ticket for you + your parent/guardian/friend to join the inside a dog team at a special (Melbourne) preview screening of the movie!


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To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us:

What's the catch?

  • You must be 12-20 years of age.
  • You must be able to attend the screening at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 21 November, at Village Cinemas Jam Factory (500 Chapel St, South Yarra). Please check with your parents first!
  • You will then have to write a 250-500 word review of the film, to be published on inside a dog.

This competition closes at midday EST on Monday, 12 November. The Centre for Youth Literature team will judge.

Nov 10,2012
My name is Diem and I am fifteen years old. 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is one of my favourite YA contemporary books because it made me think. It made me think because the scenes and problems that Charlie was experiencing were very relatable and real. I love that Charlie cries a lot and that he is messed up and that he sees the good in everyone. I love that it was written in 1999 and every teenager I know has read or is wanting to read the book. I love that I have a copy of this book and that even though I have lend it to 3 people, it now looks very worn and loved. After reading this book, it made me feel this 'weird evangelical zeal' and I need to borrow John Green's words to describe how I felt after reading this book because I cannot fathom the feeling I felt and closest thing to what I felt was that, a 'weird evangelical zeal'.
Nov 09,2012
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What do I love about The Perks of Being a Walllflower? I think it's the undeniable sense that I, and other teenage readers, can relate to this novel. It clearly outlines the emotional and social struggles that so many teenagers these days experience. This book isn't particularly optimistic or uplifting; it's honest and realistic, and I think that ultimately has a more powerful and long lasting effect on readers. The protagonist, Charlie, has a rich and complex inner world; whilst reading his letters, I felt almost as though I was there beside him, experiencing wi him his highs and lows and his impossible journey to find himself. Charlie is a character I love for his frank sense of humor, and his naive view of the world; he seems to speak directly to the sense of alienation that many teens experience, questions about who we are and where we belong. After reading this novel, I realized just how much I'd miss the cast of 'Perks', as I felt that I knew who these people were, that they were real. Reading this book was a truly unique and eye-opening experience, and something that will stick with me long after I've left my teenage years behind. By Marnie, 15yrs old

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