Book: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
My Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
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.
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This book was everything! I read it in less than 24 hours, and it was really good. The plot was very unique and the love story was just so sweet and exciting. I can’t wait to see the movie adaptation!
First, Olly and Maddy are SUPER cute together! Just everything about the two of them made me smile. It was kind of sweet to read the parts where she felt awkward and didn’t know what to say to him because I think that’s something all teenagers feel around the person they like early on. For Maddy, this is the first boy — and one of the first people in general!– she has ever really interacted with, so I really appreciated the “realness” of their relationship and getting to know each other. It was sweet. 🙂
This book is perfect for the summer! It’s an easy, relaxing read that even includes an adventure to the beach!
Oh! I also loved the way Maddy wrote in all her books “rewards” if the book is ever found by someone. I thought it was so fun, and it made me want to do that to my favorite books too!
The next part of this review contains spoilers, so I’ll wrap up the main part now for those of you who have not yet read this book:
I really recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun, summery book to read! It’s a quick read too, so you can read it before you go see the movie.
My favorite line was: “Love is worth everything. Everything.”
Click here to watch the trailer for the new movie.
Okay, so…. that ending!! At the start of the book I had a feeling something was a little fishy. I thought the plot was going in that direction, but hoped it wouldn’t because that would be a shocking and sad ending. Now, it is a happy way to end it because she is healthy and has the whole world to explore now. But it is also sad because her whole life, everything she knew and everything she was, was built on a lie. If you read it already, what did you think of the ending? Did you see that plot twist coming?