Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Risk everything . . . for love.
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? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken.
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It’s an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
My Review of Everything, Everything”
Like I said, I read this book in 2 days. It is a fast read and perfect for summertime. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and see them grow through out the story. I believe this is a great Young Adult book – any high schooler would enjoy this book.
To not give any secrets away, towards the end of the book I felt my heartbreak for Madeline’s mother. While some might be surprised at that, I was relating to the mother as a mother. Goodness we want the very best for our kids. Maybe our protection is hurting them in the end? A question that we as parents probably have in the back of minds as our kids grow up.
The multiple relationships that are introduced throughout the story are so raw and true. Even though Madeline and Olly cannot have the normal high school friendship and love they build a relationship that is stronger than most.
Everything, Everything is EVERYTHING. This page turner had me questioning life. What is important, who is important and how everything we do can affect those around us.
Simply put, you must read this book and my suggestion is to read the book before you see the movie. Create the relationships in our mind! They are perfect!
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller–now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly.
Nicola Yoon has a new book that was just recently released as well, called The Sun is Also A Star. Since I enjoyed Everything, Everything I have decided I must read this one as well.
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