I was particularly excited for Everything, Everything to release because this was the first movie adapted from a book that I was able to read and review in advanced (that review can be read here)!
One of my favorite aspects of the book was how it was told through diary entries, emails, medical charts, lists, book reviews, and drawings. These illustrations were such a charming edition to the story, but I wasn’t quite sure how they would translate over to film. For this reason, I was wary of the movie.
However, I thought the various illustrations were translated well. Since it would be boring to watch Maddy and Olly constantly communicating through iMessage, the first couple message would pop up on the screen and then they would transfer over to having a conversation in one of Maddy’s architectural models (with the astronaut included). This was a neat way to add more action to the scenes as well as incorporate a small part of the book that could have been easily glossed over.
This was the difference that stood out the most between the book and the movie. A couple of other minor differences in the movie were that Olly wasn’t into Parkour and Carla’s daughter was Maddy’s friend (whereas she really isn’t in the book). Overall, the movie was a pretty faithful adaptation of the book!