14 Differences Between The “Moxie” Book And Movie Adaption – BuzzFeed
In the movie version, Seth has one of the biggest character changes. In the book, he’s a quiet, mysterious, cool boy who just transferred from Austin. He’s described as having dark hair and olive skin, and his dad’s name is Alejandro, so all signs point to Latinx coding. His parents are artists and he’s not used to small-town schools. His point of view of a more liberal city reinforces Viv’s feelings that her school is particularly backward.
The movie version of Seth is totally more cheerful, sweet, and the boy next door-ish. After summer break he’s taller, has cooler hair, and Nico Hiraga absolutely nails Seth’s new awkward-cute-skater personality. Changing Seth to an East Rockport local streamlines his interactions with Viv. One thing’s for sure, in both versions, Viv is totally smitten with him.