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On the Books: Pat Conroy wants film adaptation of memoir; World Book Night to give away Stephen Chbosky's 'Perks'

Pat Conroy

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Who does Pat Conroy have in mind to star in a film adaptation of his memoir? Which books will be given away for World Book Night? Who’s on all the shortlists? Answers to those and more top headlines below:

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'Perks of Being a Wallflower': How the cast bonded during the 'best summer ever' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a high-school movie, capturing the trials and tribulations of adolescents trying to find their place in the world, but for the actors in Perks, the set felt a lot more like college.

“We were kind of living in a dorm environment,” star Logan Lerman said of the nights in the hotel during production with Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and other castmates.

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Emma Watson on 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and leaving Hermione behind


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower marks Emma Watson’s first major post-Harry Potter role. She remembers meeting with Stephen Chbosky (who not only wrote the 1999 novel but wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, too) who persuaded her to take on the part of Sam, a rebellious and popular high school girl.

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