Book vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie: Everything, Everything

November 24, 2017

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!

4 Comments

  • Reply Megan | Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest November 24, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    It’s so nice to see a book go to movie and stay faithful to the way it was originally created 🙂 I had a problem with Percy Jackson for that same reason. The Lightning Thief movie had a different ending than the book. So glad you enjoyed this one!

    • Reply Jordan December 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM

      I never realized the Percy Jackson movie changed the ending! I understand changes between books and movies (as they are different storytelling mediums), but changing the entire ending is way too much!

  • Reply Jessica | ReadingwithJessica December 6, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    I loved the book but didn’t enjoy the movie as much :\ can’t win them all though. Plus it’s hard to create a movie off such an awesome book. A for effort though. It wasn’t bad, I just didn’t LOVE it, ya know?

    • Reply Jordan December 8, 2017 at 11:03 AM

      I definitely understand! The movie was accurate to the book, but still didn’t quite have the magic of it.

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