Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
My Review: So this book has been on my radar for a while now. It’s a book I’ve heard a lot about and I always see people talking about. Plus it’s being made into a movie which comes out soon so I knew I had to check it out. Today my friend and I were at target and we were looking at books. My friend had mentioned Everything, Everything so I decided to pick it up and actually looking at it. I realized it wasn’t that long of a book and the way some of the pages were I knew I could finish it very quickly. Thankfully there were 2 hardcore books left so we both decided to pick it up. I couldn’t pass up that cover.
Well here I am now after reading it and I have to say I am not as impressed as I thought I would be. I mean overall I found it enjoyable and it sparked my interest but the same time I wasn’t blown away by it. I found myself predicting the twist at the end of this book so I wasn’t shocked when it happened. I pretty much felt like that was coming and it did.
I thought the characters were all right. Madeline wasn’t a horrible main character but I did think it was a little ridiculous how she put her love for Olly before her health. She didn’t have a care in the world at times and I guess a part of me understands why but at the same time I feel it’s something she should have been concerned with since this is something she has been dealing with her whole life. Even Olly was more concerned than her. He was always making sure she was okay and he understood the situation she was in and he dealt with it like a gentleman. I also enjoyed Madeline’s nurse Carla. You could tell she really cared about Madeline and wanted what was best for her but also wanted her to try to live the life of a normal teenage so I know even what she did wasn’t right she was tying to help Madeline live her life. Madeline was lucky to have Carla in her life.
I also enjoyed the little illustrations that were in the book. They were super adorable and made the book a lot more enjoyable. Plus I found out they were done by Nicola’s husband which I thought was adorable. I also really liked how the story had emails and IMs between Madeline and Olly. I enjoy when authors add modern forms of communication in books. I feel it adds a nice touch to the book. It also feel it makes it an even more enjoyable experience.
Overall I thought this was a decent book. I do feel it is way over hyped. I felt like it was easy to get through and kept my attention but I wasn’t in love with the story. It ended up being way too predictable for me and that was upsetting. I do hope to watch the Everything, Everything movie when it comes out. I really would like to see if it’s different from the book or pretty much the same. I know it comes out this Friday so I do hope I get a chance to see it soon. I would love to do a movie review of it.
Overall Rating: 3/5 Stars
Have any of you guys read this book? Did you love it or also not enjoy it as much as everyone else? Will you be going to see the movie this Friday when it comes out? I would love to hear what you guys have to say!
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