Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Released: 1st September2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
Where to even begin? Everything Everything blew all my expectations but to be fair I didn’t know much about it and only picked it up because I heard it was becoming a movie. I suspect the stunning cover also had something to do with my reading this book too (don’t judge me) but picking up this book was the best decision ever!
You simply cannot help falling in love with this little book Nicola Yoon created. I especially fell in love with Madeline (the main character) because I really related with her and even though our situations are completely different, I’ve felt trapped in the same place for a very long time and all I want to do is escape and see the world.
Nicola Yoon’s writing is incredible, it’s quirky and fun and even when she hits us with a particularly “heavy” subject you never feel like you’re supposed to pity her characters. All you feel is hope for them and that marks a great author in my eyes.
This was such an incredible read especially because I went in blind and was learning everything for the first time as I read. I especially enjoyed the style it was written in, with the illustrations and emails and all. I really recommend you guys pick it up because its incredible (I know I’ve said that about a billion times now) but it’s true. I only knocked it down a star because the book sometimes felt a little rushed or certain details glossed over but for a debut it was fantastic!
We can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I knew I was certainly going to fall in love with this book. It certainly wasn’t a disaster.