“Mom,” Emily said breathlessly waving a copy of Everything, Everything at me from the couch. “This book is SO good. You have to read it before we go to the screening!”
Emily is an avid reader who devours books but her new love of Everything, Everything is right up there with her obsession with The Breakfast Club, The Fault in Our Stars, Harry Potter, Hamilton, and Star Wars and I can see why. I was immediately enraptured by the book and once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.
About Everything, Everything
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door?
Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy Whittier, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly Bright, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.
Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.
If the above made you wanting to know more, order Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon on Amazon Prime right now and while you’re waiting, go see the movie that opens in theaters today.
About Everything, Everything: The Movie
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Everything, Everything the movie centers around love. But as we know, love is complicated and takes on many forms. Everything, Everything has it all— the sweet romance of young love that creates a gold standard for relationships in the minds of today’s youth and the kind of love that we feel for our kids. The presence of different kinds of love makes the story instantly relatable to teens and parents alike.
Fans of Everything, Everything wanting the movie to be everything the book is will not be disappointed by the romantic drama. There’s a smart cast of characters whose physical appearances intentionally represent the diversity in the world around us, modern elements such as the way our kids rely on digital devices to maintain and establish relationships via text, and unexpected twists and turns along the way that will keep you watching until the lights come on.
Whether you see it with your teen or on your own, the movie opens the door for conversations about many important topics like healthy relationships, first dates, having sex for the first time, screen time, and why we, as parents, make it our job to love and protect our kids despite their fight for independence. If you’re at a loss about how to discuss any one of these topics with your teen, here’s how you can start the conversation after you see Everything, Everything the movie.
3 Things to Discuss with Teens After Seeing Everything, Everything