I Haven’t Seen Love, Simon

I haven’t seen the movie adaption to Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda. I rated this book 5/5 stars in 2015, but have never gone back to it. Last year, I read Alberti’s new book,  The Upside to Unrequited. Now that was amazing. I also rated it 5/5 stars, but it certainly left a greater impact on me (click here to read my raving review). I’m sure if I reread Simon nowadays, I’d either absolutely adore it, or hate it (because my standards for Alberti’s writing are higher). But none of this explains why I haven’t seen the movie, Love, Simon, even though it’s reached a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes!

The main reason that I haven’t seen it is due to the hype. EVERYBODY on Twitter has gone crazy over this movie– more than the legacy of the book.

I am afraid to be disappointed by a book that I have rated 5/5 stars. But I’m also afraid of “missing out” on the fun around the movie.

I’m also afraid most of this movie is going to be queer-bait, just like any other “ambiguous” teen in a romance movie/show.

A summary of the hype and queer-baiting.

Here are some other things that have annoyed me:

I am so sick of seeing the same few faces as the token YA characters (but keep in mind it’s still great that there’s representation):

It’s pretty cool that Langford is an Aussie and making a name for herself in Hollywood… but I am sick of seeing her face already (I blame TRW).

NoooOOOoOOO. It was getting pretty irritating seeing all the names starting with “Love”. It just didn’t seem so cutesy after the millionth appearance on Twitter.

I don’t know where to begin with this tweet.

Perhaps I need to reread Simon to feel more confident in the story, so that my future self won’t associate the bad memories of a movie adaption.

At the end of the day, I’m just whining. This isn’t a dilemma. I might watch the movie and write a piece comparing the mediums. 

What were your thoughts on Love, Simon? Did you like it more than the novel?

I recommend watching Beautifully Bookish Bethany’s comparison of the book to the movie: 

2 responses to “I Haven’t Seen Love, Simon”

  1. I watched it in the theater and absolutely loved it! I thought it stayed true to the heart of the book, but it did leave out, or not pay as much attention to, parts of the book I liked, such as the Oreo obsession and Leah being overweight. I’m also tired of seeing Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, and Katherine Langford on every single YA adaption out there.


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