The Tearsmith has not only been one of Netflix‘s recent hits, which continues to be the No. 1 movie worldwide, but the book has also become one of the bestsellers and is now back in trend.

The adaptation, which features a soundtrack full of great hits, was led by two of Italy’s current top actors: Simone Baldasseroni, who portrays Rigel Wilde, and Caterina Ferioli, who plays Nica Dove.

The cast is filled with young talents, and although they don’t yet have an extensive filmography, they have perfectly embodied the characters, as was the case with Alesandro Bedetti and Eco Andriolo.

5 differences between The Tearsmith’s book and the film

The Tearsmith is not only one of Erin Doom‘s most popular books, but since the arrival of its adaptation just a week ago, dark romance has become more than popular and has managed to build a solid fan base.

Many have been wondering if there will be a sequel and if the protagonists will return, adding the title to Biondo’s list of new projects and Caterina’s upcoming films.

However, whenever a cinematic adaptation of a story popular among readers takes place, they search for every last detail. And many have been noticing certain differences. Check out what they are:

Margaret, the orphanage director

In the novel, the character of Margaret is replaced by Mrs. Fridge when Nica is 12 years old. Whereas in the movie, she remains as the orphanage director and mistreats the orphans under her care.

Nica’s fight with Lionel

The fight between Nica and Lionel happens quite differently in the book compared to the movie. In the adaptation, he is sober but Nica is drunk, and it’s Rigel who tries to defend her, leading to a large-scale fight scene.

Asia, Alan’s girlfriend

In the book, Asia’s story is detailed more, including her life and her relationship with Alan, the deceased son of Anna and Norman. However, in the movie, she only appears twice and it’s to highlight her disagreement with Nica and Rigel’s adoption.

Story between Nica and Rigel

One of the biggest differences is the speed at which the story between the main characters develops, especially from their first day in their new home. In the book, it happens a bit more slowly and progressively, marking more tension between them.

The big finale

Finally, the story concludes with Nica testifying against the director and rushing to the hospital to see Rigel. But this doesn’t happen exactly as in the novel, where she stays by his side throughout the months it takes for him to regain consciousness and come out of the coma.