Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
My Rating: 4 Stars
Date Read: September 2015
Publication Date:September 1, 2015
Hardcover, 320 Pages
Summary From Goodreads:
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 was kind of confused when I first started this book, because, I mean, she's allergic to everything, and so I wasn't sure how the story could really go anywhere. But I started reading it and the farther I got into it, the more sense it made.
I liked the fact that it wasn't just a narration. The story was told through narration, and e-mails and IMs and a couple of other things that gave the book more depth and made it more interesting.
I liked the relationship between Maddie and Olly. It was just so sweet and adorable. I was rooting for their happy ending from the very beginning. And I thought that I liked the relationship between Maddie and her mom, but then... stuff happened and I was just like woah... um... okay? but I guess love makes you do crazy things sometimes.
Maddie did a lot of growing up during the book. Figuring out who she was, and deciding that it was time to start making her own decisions, and I think that she handled it pretty well given the circumstances.