Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
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.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Everything Everything a lot. It was a really cute and fun story even if it wasn’t purely happy all the time.
We are introduced to Madeleine who has lived most of her life indoors. She has a rare disease that makes her allergic to the outside world. If she goes outside, she can get sick and die. Her mother has been treating her most of her life. Her mother monitors everything on a daily basis, even takes her temperature.
Maddy has watched a lot of her life through her bedroom window. She watches cars go by, she watches new neighbors move in and out.
She has one true friend, and that is the woman who comes in and helps take care of her.
When a new family moves in next door, Maddy is instantly drawn to him through her bedroom window. She ends up talking to him through the window and then through the computer. She starts falling for Olly. Maddy and Olly have a complicated relationship since they can’t do normal couple teenager stuff. But, they are “handling” it.
I really did enjoy this one and I was thrilled during a few parts. My jaw about hit the floor when Olly got into a fight with his father!!! I also liked how things played out even if things weren’t ever perfect.
I really enjoyed this one!
Overall: Maddy and Olly were both such enjoyable characters. I liked both of their personalities. What a great book! I finished it pretty quick! Addicting!
Cover: Like it. I’m not really sure if I would be majorly attracted to it though. I’m glad I read the summary so I gave it a chance.
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