Everything Everything by: Nicola Yoon
♡ 307 pages ♡ Published by Delacorte Press ♡ Categorized as Young Adult Fiction
Synopsis: “Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. She is content enough—until a boy with eyes the color of the Atlantic Ocean moves in next door. Their complicated romance begins over IM and grows through a wunderkammer of vignettes, illustrations, charts, and more.
Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.”I first read The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon, and absolutely loved her writing style and the depth she added to the story, when all of my friends told me I HAD to read Everything Everything. So, the first thing I did was go to the library and got it.
“Life is a gift don’t forget to live it” ~Page 141
Everything Everything definitely hit me in the feels. In the book the main character Madeline has a disease called SCID, meaning she can’t leave her house. While Madeline can’t predict her future, when a new family moves in next door, including a boy her age named Olly she can predict that it won’t end well.
I’ll admit when it comes to books I can be very picky or really easy going. And when it comes to romances I either ship it or I don’t. There is no in between. Olly and Madeline aren’t my otp but Nicola Yoon did an amazing job of writing what it must be like to have your first love.
I think that Madeline as character was very developed and you could feel her confusion and her desire for more, which made the book that much better.
Nicola Yoon beautifully captured wonder and how life is a gift. While most of us aren’t sick to the extent Madeline is and locked out of our houses all our lives, we can all relate to having those days where you want more, more than you have. We also all have the days where we just sit and wonder what am I doing with my life? Nicola Yoon brings in a light by showing that we just have to live, and can’t stand for anything less.
The chapters and pages are short and sweet and you could definitely finish this book in one sitting, although because of the depth in the story it can get a bit overwhelming (and emotional) so I recommend breaking the story down.
I would 100% recommend this book, as it shows the desire for more and the struggle between knowing and wanting. Nicola Yoon wrote this book beautifully and if you haven’t read it yet I strongly recommend you do!