One of my favorite things in the entire world is seeing a book turned into a movie and comparing the two. I am the girl in the theater who turns to her friend afterward and says, “But they didn’t say who the Marauders are!” (Sorry, that’s a Harry Potter reference.) I almost always find the movie to be less than the book. Love, Simon is the best movie adaptation of a book I’ve ever seen. It gives such life to Becky Albertalli’s novel, Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (review here!). Nick Robinson is perfectly cast as Simon. And any nitpicky things that I thought as I watched the rest of the cast announced (Leah’s not how I pictured!) disappeared with Katherine Langford‘s performance.
Seeing the movie in theaters was like attending a giant slumber party where the whole audience was rooting for Simon and cheering. At home, it feels comforting and like a true teen rom-com, you’re just hoping it will end with a “happily ever after”.
Make sure to check out Love, Simon from the library today.