Title : Everything Everything
By : Nicola Yoon
Published : September 1st 2015
By : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA – Romance – Contemporary
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.
5 / 5 Stars
“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”
Oh this was much more than I expected, I’m full of emotions right now, this book not only enchanted me, but I know it’s one of those that will stay with me forever.
Everything Everythingtells the story of an 18-year-old girl named Madeline, she has lived almost her entire life, more precisely since she was a baby, locked in her house without the possibility of being able to go outside, this is because she has an immune-deficient system disease that makes her prone to any type of allergic reaction, it can be anything, even air, so she could die. One day Mady sees through her window that some people move to the house next door, among them this boy Olly, who will make many things in her life change.
“Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.”
This book takes us on a journey of self discovery, it deals with topics such as love and family in a unique, profound and different way, that will surely make you think and ask how you are living your life, the decisions you make and where you want to go .
Mady is a character that I’ve loved so much , she’s a girl who is full of desire to know things , to learn ,she really loves to read and you can see how she has a very kind type of soul , because despite having gone through so much and having lived her whole life in a very unconventional way, she tries to see everything in a very positive way, which is really good. I mean she could be angry with life, be depressed or regretting things, I think she have the reasons for, but still we see her fight day by day living this way
“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.”
Olly is like a ray of sunshine or a breath of fresh air for the story, despite being a very normal boy, he’s also going through tough things in his own family, which makes him put in a very unfair position for someone in his age. This made the romance seem even more special, for the fact that he’s so cool, fun and a little different even, it seemed so magical the way his relationship develops. It has been quite “normal” but at the same time has something that make me smile alot.
The moments of the final chapters are very shocking, surely you will be surprised as much as me about the turn that the plot takes. At no time did I think that the book focuses just on romance, I think it’s much more than that, touches issues as important as hard and that is what gives, for me, the merit to the book. I repeat that the plot twist is incredible and I would never have suspected it until I reading it, it has left me a bittersweet sensation but I think Mady in the end has made good decisions.
The plot focuses very well on the main characters, the writer makes us get to love them and know them deeply, without letting the reading become heavy at any time. I think actually it’s a book that flows very easily, is so easy to read and highly enjoyable.
I highly recommend this book, if you want to read something unique and different with a bulletproof romance, besides it’s a super fast reading that will leave you things to think about.