The experience of a first love is a moment in time that everyone can relate to and Alesia Shute immediately captivates and establishes a connection with the reader with her honest portrayal of hers. As I read the book I felt as I was there with her and kept thinking how brave she was. Throughout my teaching career I have had students that have been diagnosed with serious illnesses and wish I had a book like this one to recommend to their parents. The book gives hope, which is something they desperately need at such a time. Everything’s Okay makes the reader realize that there are things we can and can’t control and it reminds us to appreciate everything that is good in our lives.