6 key differences between the ‘Everything, Everything’ book and movie

Text conversations don’t transport Maddy and Olly into her architectural models. Here are the differences that caught our eye, but be warned:   SPOILERS AHEAD. Maddy isn’t actually friends with Carla’s daughter. Okay, fine, this is an obvious one. She’s a typical teen and gives her mother, Maddy’s nurse Carla, the usual parental grief. A phone call probably makes more sense — but the letter is a better explanation for why Maddy is home for days before she gets this news. Show Full Article What changes stood out to you? It’s a fascinating way to translate the book’s drawings and transcripts of texts and emails, which work great on the page, to the big screen without just resorting to onscreen text messages. Maddy’s architecture teacher was a bigger character in the book. Everything, Everything   fans: Did we miss anything? Not quite everything everything   — but certainly a few things. Otherwise, we’d just be watching two lovestruck teens smiling into their phones — and that’s not exactly compelling cinema. In the book, when the doctor who treats Maddy in Hawaii reaches out to her about finding no evidence of   severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), she does it with a letter, not with a phone call. Before they go to Hawaii, Maddy and Olly make one stop. Even though she and her teacher only communicated virtually, they had a close relationship. But what changed between the 2015 book and the 2017 film? Let us know in the comments. In the film,   Maddy and Olly “sit” inside the restaurant she designed, for example, joined by a living, full-sized version of her tiny, plastic astronaut. She takes online classes, and shows a particular affinity for architecture (and that cute little astronaut she places in all her models). Olly doesn’t cover Maddy’s window with photos of the ocean in the book. Rosa exists in the book, but more as a foil to Maddy who’s just mentioned a few times. The truth about Maddy’s sickness doesn’t come from a phone call. But this new scene in the film — Olly bringing the ocean to Maddy because   she can’t go see it herself — is so sweet and romantic, it definitely fits well into the story. They stay at Carla’s house (even after Carla was fired) because Maddy knows she can trust her. Nicola Yoon’s best-selling YA novel   Everything, Everything   has finally hit the big   screen, bringing Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) and Olly’s (Nick Robinson) love story to life: The sick teen, allergic to everything and confined to her house, falling in love with the dangerously exciting boy next door.