The Page to Screen Book Club will meet for a special screening of Love, Simon, adapted from the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The screening will be free and open to the public.
Run by St. Anne’s-Belfield librarian Sarah FitzHenry, the Page to Screen Book Club is open to tweens and teens in the Charlottesville area. New members are welcome! Mention the Page to Screen Book Club at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
About the book/film: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.
Love, Simon is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language, and teen partying.