Thursday, August 27, 2015

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Review

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.


In Everything, Everything we meet a young teen Madeline,who has a disease that doesn't allow her to go out into the world. Olly is the new next door neighbor who she befriends. Throw in a drunken father, a lot of lies and lots of family drama. 

I really loved and enjoyed this book. I thought it was very different then any other young adult book that I've read. I really loved both characters  and thought that there stories were really touching and very heartwarming. I was really surprised at the end of the book where Madeline learns that her life is not really what she has been told but I also really loved that part as well because it finally gave Madeline the courage to live the life she's always wanted and deserve. Cant wait to read more by this author. 

Big Thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for an ARC

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