Review of The Perks Of Being a Wallflower

Hello everyone! Hope you are all really well!

So, I was thinking this afternoon of what my post today would be and I was at a total loss. Zero inspiration for writing something worth reading about. So then I decided to take a stroll and ended up buying a book. A book called “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, that I have heard was good and decided to try it out. Read it out most like it.

I arrived home at 7 pm and at around 8 pm I started to read it. Give or take a few minutes for short breaks, I’ve just finished it around 15 minutes ago, that being, 11:42 pm. I know for many things that I’m a fast reader (specially since I mostly skip/read-very-very-very-fast the description bits) but this time I have to admit I devoured the book. No shame in it too.

 Why?

 Because this book is devourable. It creates a world through the eyes of a character who has a unique point of view structured by his own ingenuity and naiveness. He is a child (at his fifteen years of age) who is entering in to the complicated world of young adults by the hand of his best friends, who are a about three years older than him and experience great emotional try outs. It’s a tale of learning about one self and discovering the world, with complex characters and a protagonist who tries to decipher the emotions of the people around him and his own memories as he grows up.

I love this book. It’s refreshing, it’s not a light book, although the way it is written makes it seem so, but as you reflect on what the characters are saying and of the things that are happening you realize this is not an easy read. Things that happen, even if they are told through the naive eyes of Charlie, the main character, are real and striking.

 

This is not a book I would recommend to a thirteen year old for her birthday, even if Emma Watson (Hermione Granger in Harry Potter) and Logan Leerman (Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) are actors teenagers would recognize. I think that a 16-year-old would enjoy it more, since that is the age of Charlie, and from that age up. The book does speak of more mature topics, such as the first time for sex and drug consumption  so if you want to give it as a gift for some teen you may want to read it first. But otherwise, I recommend it.

This book deserves to be read in a quiet afternoon with a nice cup of tea and in an environment that is open for reflection and discussion  Submerge yourself in this book, be part of their world and be friends with those characters, laugh with them, enjoy life as carefreely with them and grow as a person with their ups and downs.

May you enjoy it as I have.

Have fun!

Kika

 

On time this time!

Hi, here we are again:

I sort of got addicted to writing in here, so I guess I will stop being so late for my own blog. Who would say?

Never the less, I have 2 mayor tests I REALLy should be studying for, so I’ll make this quick. I hate microeconomics… unless I learn to understand them and become bff. But I think for now it hates me… and I hate it back.

Now, as I promised, my criticism for Source Code:

The plot of the movie is somewhat confusing. We have this machine that can recreate a parallel world through a person’s memory. Apparently, when you die, your brain keeps all the data from your last 8 minutes, so this machine takes that data and creates this world. Confusing? Thankfully, in the movie they explain it better that me.

Anyway, there was this great explosion in a passengers train. It was done by a terrorist who also had a truck with a nuclear bomb in it and was going to make it explode in Chicago. So, the good guys use this machine to enter a man’s memory who happened to be in that same train so they can find the terrorist.

I’m not going to spoil your movie by telling you what happens next, so that would be it for the plot.

Good things about this movie: Jake Gyllenhaal.

Just kidding! He acts really great in this film though, you can believe that he was a soldier first and all. The rest of the cast did a good job too,  some more that others, of course.

The script is fair enough, I mean, they do explain that machine thingy well, but I had trouble understanding the end, thought it lacked something more. 10 seconds more ought to have done it.

All in all, is a good movie to go and see in the cinema with nice popcorn. Hopefully, the kid in the sit in front of you won’t have been taken there by force by his parents and will not be playing in his phone the whole movie, bugging your vision with the light from his screen, but who knows?

Can be enjoyed alone but it’s much better with friends, since you have someone to comment to, which is actually for the best if you get lost. which you won’t, but in any case it’s fun to go out with people.

So that’s all for now folks!

Hope you enjoy the film as much as I did.

Have fun!

Hello again! :D

Hi! I know I’m a whole week late, I’m sorry 😦

This have been crazy this week, I had lots of work and had very little sleep. Now, I should be studying for a test on Tuesday night and I feel so irresponsible right now. Anyways, here comes my criticism!

Burlesque

At first I thought this would be the typical movie were this young, pretty, talented small town girl moves in to the big city in order to find herself and fame and fortune and ends up rocking the stages and being the next great thing. It’s true, the movie is exactly like that. The plot is very simple, no great surprises, yet this movie has two great things: Cher and Christina Aguilera. Singing.

Of course, if you have two singers of their quality (you may not agree with Cristina’s music but you cannot disagree that she has an AMAZING voice. And she proves this in the movie. Repeatedly.) you cannot expect them not to sing at least once. Well, they do, but alas, they never sing together (bomber).

Now, what I really likes about this musical was that is was for the first part of it, not all about Cristina. Of course, this small town girl named Ali takes a long time to get her chance in this saloon that reminded me greatly of Moulin Rouge (without them all being hookers that is). What would have possed this naive girl to want to perform on this club were the dancers are in very, and I mean VERY, provocative outfits, who knows, but Ali proves to everyone by working really hard as a waitress in the club Burlesque first and then auditioning when she wasn’t supposed to, that she deserves to be there. Persistent.

The choreograph are good, although I don’t know much about them, but I enjoyed them greatly. The acting, well, you have some known actors besides the ones I have already spoken about, they act well. There is also the “pretty and nice boy” (who happens to go very often to the gym, if you know what I mean *wink*) who Ali obviously builds up a friendship with, that also acts reasonably well.

All in all, is a good musical, with good performances and great music (of course, any musical with crappy music is immediately a bad one).

Can be enjoyed alone or with a friend at all times of day, except in the morning with a hangover. Do not mix with the movie Moulin Rouge because one the latter is romantic, and this one is more about talents and the club in it self. It has a little love here and there, but is not the main course.

So that is that one, and my next movie will be…*drum rolls*… “Source Code”, which happens to be Thanks for reading!

Yeah, I’m talking to you.