Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Page Number: 308
Source: TBR Pile
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.
4 out of 5 stars
Predictable as heck? Yes.
Still enjoyable? Yes.
Everything, Everything follows Maddy who has a disease called SCIDS, which basically means she’s allergic to everything. She has to stay inside her climate controlled home in order to stay healthy, and it’s been that way for as long as she could remember. Even the smallest thing could make her deathly ill, so she stays at home every single day and her mother and nurse take care of her.
Her whole life is predictable, but fulfilling… or so she thinks, until she sees a family moving in next door. Not only is this just a family, it’s a family with a cute boy. A cute boy who makes her want to experience life outside the confines of her home.
She and cute boy, Olly, start emailing and falling for each other.
I think that contemporaries are so much fun. And so so cute. There were so many moments that I had to take a deep breath because the cute was just overwhelming me lol.
I do have to admit, the relationship formed so quickly. I understand that it’s a short book, but it felt very unrealistic to me. Maddy has never touched anyone except her mother, nurse, and doctors, and then is totally fine with touching Olly right away…. hmm. Seems a little sketchy and I’m skeptical.
The cute moments were ever so cute, though. Again, contemporaries are so fun and I love getting to read something fast and fun. I started and finished this in one day… oops.
I think part of the reason that I found this predictable is because I’ve seen the movie. Well, duh. I knew the plot twist before even starting the book, so that could just be a me thing, I guess.
All in all there were lots of aspects I really enjoyed about this book, and I would like to read more by Nicola Yoon! I really enjoyed this novel and it was her first, so I’m guessing her writing just keeps getting better :)