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.