Everything, Everything.

A story of illness and bravery.


Last night I was able to see two movies in one night at the theater. The first was Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and the second was Everything, Everything.

I thought it was really cute, and was pleasantly surprised overall. I read the novel over Christmas this past year in one night, and thought it was a cute, happy story. One of my favorite things about the novel is the main character, Maddy. She is a POC, half Asian, half Black. Most high-profile teen novels tend to feature a white girl. Which isn’t inherently bad, but diversity is never a bad thing.

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This isn’t going to be an Oscar winner, and it doesn’t try to be. It’s a stand-alone movie that’s goal is to portray a story: one of mental and physical illness. I’ve always compared it to The Fault In Our Stars in my head (I’ve actually really grown to resent that story over time).

They also feature the artwork of Nicola Yoon’s husband in the end credits, which is adorable.

Everything, Everything tackles many parts in life that are more common than we think. Parents who struggle with a hold on their children, illness, and the way teenagers are treated. Maddy’s relationship with Olly is often shrugged-off by many characters due to her age and inexperience. Now, this is going to sound cheesy, but love across all ages and walks of life holds meaning.

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I am a fan of Everything, Everything because it is a story of growth and bravery. It is simple, but cute. If I could sum it up, it would be: ❤

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All the best,

Jamie.

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