‘Everything, Everything’ (2017): Witty YA RomCom Adapted Cleverly


Last month I finally read the popular YA novel Everything, Everything (2017). A couple of weeks ago, I spent the morning sitting in the theater watching the film adaptation.

BOOK REVIEW | Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: Contemporary YA Experiences ‘Everything’ For the First Time
‘Everything, Everything’ (2017) - Witty YA RomCom Adapted Cleverly. Review snippet from my review on Silver Petticoat. All text is © Rissi JC
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The book was surrounded in controversy because of its “happy” conclusion, but my takeaway wasn’t the same as the popular opinion. This isn’t an “easy” happiness end. The characters still had challenges ahead of them. There is still going to be good and bad days for one of its characters. The story is, for me, charming and sweet, and wonderful. I loved how it was written too. Then along comes the film, which is a clever and unique way to adapt a novel that spends a good deal of time telling its story when the primary “love story” happens through text messages, IM’s or notes. But then comes the glorious, enchanting moments in Hawaii, and everything comes full circle.

I’m willing to sacrifice everything just to live one perfect day.

As an adaptation, this film is magical. As a story apart from that, it won’t be “right” for everyone. My mom saw it and did like it though I don’t think she enjoyed (apart from the end reasons – those neither one of us have issues with) it in the same way I do. One thing we both like is the cast, which is wonderful. They all help to make this such a memorable experience.

If you want to see my “official” and “professional” (or I try to make them so… *smile*) thoughts on the film, check out my Silver Petticoat review. It went live today!

Everything, Everything (2017): Best-Selling YA Novel Adapted in an Imaginative and Clever Way

Unique stories often don’t get the credit or recognition they deserve. Sometimes because they’re so underrated that few people discover them. Other times, it’s because a conclusion is seen to be “too easy.” This film might fall into the latter category, but my interpretation of it finds something far greater in its imaginative story. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →

Did you see Everything, Everything? What’d you think (of the film or book)?? Comment down below or on Silver Petticoat with all the thoughts.

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. I've seen the cover floating around the blogs, Goodreads, and Amazon, but this is the first review I've read of the book/story, and I'm definitely adding it to my TBR! Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Cool! I do hope you end up liking the book if/when you read it, Heidi. I know there IS controversy, but I was impressed, and as a result I did buy Nicola's newer novel. Hopefully I'll read it this summer. :)

      Glad you stopped by, as always.

  2. I loved everything about the book including the ending. I thought the way the author wrote this novel was fresh and creative. Completely different. I also think she went for a happy ending which I didn't mind, most people love happy endings. 5 Stars from Me. ^_^

    1. Ditto, Lila! I completely agree. Nicola's writing and storytelling impressed me. I loved the whimsy and as you say, creativity. :)

      As I'm a happy ending girl, I appreciated the ending, but yet still appreciated that not everything was going to be rosy for Maddie. :)

      Glad to have you stop by!

  3. Love the sound of this one but have to admit I didn't know it had been made into a movie. Will definitely add this one to my wishlist! Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Yay! I'm glad to introduce you to this one, Alexia. Hope you enjoy the film (and book) if you see it. :)

      Appreciate you stopping by.

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