Review: Everything, Everything

Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Rating 4/5

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. 

Okay, I’m going to be honest here; I bought this book because of it’s beautiful cover.  Do you see that?! IT’S BEAUTIFUL.

Anyway, this book was a perfect pick-me up and a really quick read.  The concept was really interesting and I really enjoyed it.  This book really got me thinking about all the things we take for granted, and not just a roof over our heads and food on our plates but the simple acts of breathing in fresh air and feeling the ground under our feet and the sun on our faces.  It’s the little things that count too.

And the little things were things Madeleine couldn’t do.

I love the way she describes everything after experiencing it for the first time.  It really made me rethink.

I also love the little cutesy romance in this book.  The relationship between Madeleine and Olly is so adorable, especially their e-mails and chats.

SPOILERS:

The plot twist:

Honestly, I don’t know what to think of it.  A part of me knew all along what was going to happen, but another part of me really thought she was going to die or they’d break up and she would go back to her life or something equally depressing.  I’m happy she didn’t die and ended up with Olly but it doesn’t make sense.  Surely someone should have noticed that Madeleine didn’t actually have SCID.  For instance, Madeleine should have been visited by a real doctor at least once a year right?  I don’t know, but aside from that I loved this book and it’s perfect to get you out of a reading slump.

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