I realize I'm a little late. This isn't a new movie, but I watched it for the first time this weekend, and I wanted to tell you about it.



I was hanging out with my daughter this weekend and we were watching movies, when she asked if we could watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She said it was one of her favorite movies and that it was really awesome. Being the cool mom that I like to think that I am, I agreed and we kicked back and watched all 102 minutes of it. When it was over, I turned to my daughter and thanked her for sharing one of her favorite movies with me.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower reminded me of what it was like to be a teenager, trying to find my place in the ferocious world of high school. It also served as a reminder of what my daughter is likely going through as well at 14. It deals in some pretty heavy real life dramas and yet it was a true testament that a few good friends are all you need to get through this thing called life. It also carries the message, "we accept the love that we think we deserve," which I found to be very powerful as I try to help my daughter to build and respect her own self-worth. On a one to five, I definitely give The Perks of Being a Wallflower, five stars!