Can your once favourite book become quite dull to you?
Through Facebook memories, yesterday I found out that I was watching the film adaptation of the Perks of Being a Wallflower 8 years ago. I remember I got 4 tickets to watch the preview of the film 2 days before its premiere date. I also received a copy of the book with film casts cover. I gave that book to a friend of mine as I already have this hardcover and another paperback edition.
Perk was my absolute favourite book back in 2005 or 2006. I read it several times. When I found out it was to be adapted to film by its own writer, I was excited. The casts were amazing, too. I read the book again and fell in love with for another time. I loved its film adaptation and again obsessed with the Perk universe for quite some time.
I flipped through the book this morning and I don’t feel like it is my absolute favourite book. I was quite dull for me. Without a doubt, the book was poignantly crafted with beautiful narrative and projected the hopeful experience through the end but I can’t seem to connect with my favourite characters anymore. I guess I grew out of it. Don’t get me wrong. It will always be in a special place in my heart as it had quite a huge impact to me back in the day. Am I making any sense? Or perhaps, I’m not in the mood for the Perks right now.