The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky i have to say that in this particular situation the movie was better and not at all boring. truth is that charlie is a difficult character to understand. he is introverted and shy and he didnt have any friends so to experience certain situations and most of the things that happen to him are new and strange. to be honest the book is a little boring and i had to drop it on page 60 because the movie was faithful to the book and i pretty much knew what would happen. but if you havent watch the movie i suggest that you read the book first.