Book vs. Movie: Everything, Everything

Hello, my darling readers!
After a YA book adaptation with Nick Robinson yesterday, I thought we’d stick with him a little longer. Everything, Everything was published in 2015 and found its way to the screen in 2017. So let’s take a look!

The Plot:

Due to her immunodeficiency, 18-year-old Maddy is unable to leave her house. Up until now, she had made peace with her condition. That changes when Olly moves in next door and she suddenly longs for more…

Book vs. Movie:

Okay, let’s begin with the book. I know many people loved it to bits, however, I am not one of them.

It started out interesting enough, but I swear 25 pages in I knew exactly how the story would end. I kept hoping I wouldn’t be right. However, I had nailed it.

While Maddy is kind of likable, the story turns into such a cheesy love story that we’ve seen just like this a million times before. The plot-twist at the end felt forced and uninspired.

Many parts of the story were extremely unrealistic (Hawaii?!) or predictable. Everything, Everything left me bored and annoyed that I wasted my time with this. If you are going for cute with so much sugar on top it’ll give you diabetes + a bucket full of drama, this is the book for you. But if you expected something fresh, unique or surprising you will be disappointed.

Although I wasn’t fond of the novel, I decided to give the movie a shot. Maybe the story works better on screen?

Maybe I am simple to old for this kind of story. I know the target audience is younger than me but even as a teenager I would have rolled my eyes at this. The actors try their hardest but even they can’t save this mess of a story.

Nick Robinson looks like he was born to play this kind of characters but that’s just about the most positive thing I can say about his.
If anything, the adaptation is more shallow and had me annoyed even sooner than the book. It’s nothing but cheesy. However, as I said before if this kind of teen-love-story type of film is your kind of thing, you’ll love. It’s just like a million other productions out there.

Everything, Everything is a miss on both ends. I liked neither the book nor the movie. So please, save yourselves some time and stay away.

Did you prefer the book or the movie? Let me know in the comments!

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