on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
I’m not sure what to say about Everything, Everything. It blew me away. It’s one of the most beautiful, captivating books I’ve read in a long time. I’ve been in a reading slump ever since reading the last word and it was completely worth it.
Madeline was an incredible main character. Her voice hooks you from the very first chapter. She somehow manages to be naive and wise all at once. She’s bookish and very endearing. She’s also very alone. You can’t help but love her.
Starting each new chapter was like a fun surprise gift. You never knew where Madeline was going to take you but it was always somewhere riveting. The slow (or maybe fast?) fall for Olly had me swooning. It’s hard not to reminisce about your own feelings of first love when reading Madeline and Olly’s conversations.
Everything, Everything has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. I was not expecting to be surprised the way I was. But wow! What a twist. It conjured lots of different emotions in me. On the one hand I could understand how it happened but I was so outraged on Madeline’s behalf as well. I had all the feelings.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is a remarkable book. I hope I’ve conveyed just a small amount of the LOVE I have for it. It will certainly make an appearance on my favorites of the year list. Please, please read it if you haven’t!