Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon | Review

Everything Everything Book Cover Everything Everything
Nicola Yoon
Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
September 1st 2015
Hardcover
310

 

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.

Everything Everything ReviewEverything Everything review. A novel by Nicola Yoon. This review is free of spoilers.

In the height of spring, I peeked into my cupboard cum bookshelf and picked whatever contemporary had the most colorful flowers on its cover.

Everything Everything is about a girl who’s allergic to the world, falling in love with the boy next door and risking everything for everything.

Maddy’s spent her entire life in the cage that is her house. A prisoner to her sickness, she only ever gets to meet two people: her mother and her nurse.

Intrigued by the life of her next-door neighbors, which is drastically different from her own, she begins to watch them closely. She finds herself infatuated by Olly (the boy next door) and it seems that he somehow feels the same way.

They soon develop a close friendship and this makes her want more from her life. But when even a toe out of line could mean risking everything, will Maddy ever be free?

First-time author Nicola Yoon has done a wonderful job with this novel. Everything Everything is fast paced, unique, romantic, witty, frustrating, and heartbreaking altogether.

One very important lesson that I took away from this novel is that love is never just a harmless emotion. It changes you, challenges you, improves you, and sometimes even destroys you.

Love can save you but it also is completely capable of taking your life away.

Love can kill you.

My Goodreads Review

everything everything reviewReal talk tho…

3.75/5 Stars.

I can’t, with the hormones, anymore but I get that it’s an issue with teenagers because I was once a teenager. Believe it or not.

I just can’t relate with the outbursts with the same intensity as when I was a hormonal teenager.

Apart from one point in the book, I really liked the story. I did enjoy it throughout and I’m taking away an entire star (and I know I should not because it’s not even the book’s fault but I have to) because I watched the movie trailer before I read the book and damn it! It hinted the twist in a not so subtle manner that it became obvious when I was reading the book.

Still a pretty hard blow. A very quick read. I was done with Everything Everything within 4 hours. Including the distractions.

I just flew through it. After reading a classic and attempting to read two other, this was a piece of cake.

Like cutting thermocol with a hot knife.

PS: A Hazmat suit could solve 75% of her problems.

PPS: Why is the dude not bald in this cover? And what about the length of Maddy’s hair? Ugh

QUOTES

You have enough things to be afraid of. Love can’t kill you.

Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.

Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.

Wanting just leads to more wanting. There’s no end to desire.

My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.