Remember when you were 15 and you read Perks of Being A Wallflower and liked it a lot, because you didn’t realize everyone else did too and you were momentarily unashamed? That was great. Now you’re an adult and you can see the movie version that comes out today, September 21, (trailer here) and be unashamed because you’re an adult and YOU make the rules about what makes you ashamed! Also you can enter this contest to win this stuff! (Also: Look at the soundtrack, it is actually great.)

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  3. Comment with your 15-year-old self’s favorite book.

Comments must be submitted here by logging in with your Facebook account by Thursday, September 27, 6PM EST. You can still play along if you just want to comment with your Videogum commenter account, but you can’t win! Only with your Facebook. I’m sorry. Also, you’ll be notified that you won through a Facebook message so WATCH OUT and PLEASE ONLY COMMENT ONCE! A winner will be chosen at random & deserves love. Synopsis after the jump.

“A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.”

Comments (41)
  1. Still Life With Woodpecker

  2. Hermann Hesse’s Demian

  3. when i was 15, perks of being a wallflower was my favorite book. i remember being really artful about how i listed it in my favorite books on my myspace page, instead listing my favorite authors and including “chbosky” as if i read all his work.

    i saw the movie last night and the author was there doing q & a. it was great, and all of your inner 15 year old selves will love it.

  4. The Lover by Duras. Saucy…

  5. Fifteen-year old me was all about Chuck Palahnuik’s Fight Club.

    I was an awful fifteen-year old.

  6. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. No regrets.

  7. The Catcher in the Rye!

  8. “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Tim Tyson.

  9. The Catcher in the Rye (I have a feeling this will come up a lot.)

  10. Winner can put the Fandango cash right in the new passbook thingy on their phone! So cool, that winner.

  11. You guys. We need to talk about Ezra Miller.

  12. Honestly don’t remember for sure, but Pride and Prejudice sounds about right.

  13. 1984. I was deep.

  14. Catch-22, which my fiance is reading right now for the first time! What a treat for him.

  15. this or Ordinary People.

    also: why is the soundtrack not the “one winter” mixtape? that sounds like the obvious choice.

  16. This is a bit confusing. My favourite book of all time when I was 15 was Lord of the Rings, but my favourite book that I read when I was fifteen was probably Test of the Twins from the Dragonlance Legends trilogy.

    You guys were some precocious 15 year olds. I was going to add “probably insufferable” but you were 15 so that’s a given. So was I.

  17. My fav book was Chicken Soup for the Soul. LOL. I know.

  18. East of Eden, John Steinbeck

  19. At 15 …. All I knew was I hated Catcher in the Rye and LOVED Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”

  20. Probably Catcher in the Rye. But I also loved Catch-22 and The Sound and the Fury. And I hated anything Ayn Rand with a passion.

  21. Dolores Claiborne. Best story of vigilante justice and a solar eclipse that I’ve ever read.

  22. The Magus by John Fowles. 15-year-old me REALLY thought he was deep.

  23. Cannery Row

  24. Sound of Waves

  25. The Mists of Avalon.
    Druids, you guys! And accidental incest (gross!)!

  26. Sadly, this book was probably my favorite book at 15, but I barely read at 15. Although, I did start reading Harry Potter pretty late, so probably Harry Potter.

  27. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier. For some reason, my Freshman and Sophomore English teacher had tons of his books. So I read them all. But my love of his style started with this one. My 15-year-old self really took to them.

  28. Ender’s Game or any Vertigo comics.

  29. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, preferably while listening to Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park.

  30. Harry Potter because duh

  31. The Lord of the Rings (specifically the Two Towers, because of “The Voice of Saruman” and “Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit”)

  32. To Kill a Mockingbird

  33. Ender’s Shadow. Bean homez!

  34. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

  35. Because I am a normo, probably Harry Potter. We had a Dumbledore quote on your graduation programs, courtesy of moi.

  36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    duh :)

  37. Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis. Christian sci-fi!!!!

  38. Brian Morgan  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2012 0

    The Once and Future King.

  39. I loved Ella Enchanted and I don’t just like Ella I Like Like her.

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