The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Disclaimer: There are spoilers! So go read the book first, and then come back and read my blog :)

Elements that Worked Better in the Book:

In the book Charlie has a unique voice that he expresses through letters to the reader. We learn from his writing that he often feels isolated even from his close knit friend group, but in the movie he seems "cooler" and more connected to his friends. In the book, his character seems withdrawn and scared of most social interactions, afraid of rejection. The simple way which Charlie narrates his own story and his naivety...

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Welcome to my new series of book vs. movie blog posts! The first book/movie combo I am covering is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and the corresponding movie from 2011 produced by Columbia Pictures.

Warning

The discussion of the book and movie are both based on the assumptions that you have seen/read it. If not please be aware that there are spoilers!

Plot

Book:

The plot of the book is intriguing from beginning to end. Henrik Vanger outlines a locked-room mystery to a dejected journalist convicted of libel, Mikael Blomkvist. He is swept up in...

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Origin Story

Since this is my first blog post on my new web site I wanted to take the time to introduce myself to my readers and explain my background in books and editing.

My passion for writing and editing stems from my adoration of young adult and murder mystery novels. Ever since I was a kid I have lived for the moment of cracking open a new book, a new story that has yet to be read. Anything could be held in those pages.

As I grew older I realized the power of the written word. Auditory learning and public speaking...

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