Book Review: Everything, Everything
By: Nicola Yoon
100% out of 100
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.
What I Thought:
☀I liked the tone of the story. I liked how this story was told.
I liked the narrative and the general concept of the story.
☀I liked the little bits of the story that weren't traditional chapters.
In between the chapters were little bits that added to the story.
These were emails, IMs, and other random elements.
☀ Maddie acted young, and wasn't too relatable. Maddie, I feel acted young
because she had been isolated her whole life in this one house.
Maddie wasn't relatable, but you got her. You felt her pain.
You felt all her ups and downs.
☀This was a beautiful, heart wrenching story. It was a beautiful and hard to read at the same time because of how it was told, what the story was about,
and just what the plot was like.
☀ Great character development in both Maddie and Olly. It is very rare that
I find a book where both the main characters develop and grow.
Both of the main characters changed for the better or
worse throughout the coarse of this book.
☀Maddie was a great character. She was both annoying and intriguing in the beginning of the book, but she developed into something better. Maddie was
cute, quirky, smart, unique, curious, and beautiful in a different way.
☀Olly was a different love interest. Olly was the traditional love interest in
the way that he was oddly selfless, unique, adorable, determined, and loving.
He was different because he was selfish at the end. I liked that because it was more
realistic than the love interest normally is.
☀ I loved everything, everything about this book. This book had everything
a unique contemporary needs.
This book was book unforgettable and unpredictable.
I would recommend this book to:
☀ Contemporary Lovers
☀People in a reading slump
☀Those looking for a quick read
☀Those who feel different