Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Publication: September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
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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.

“Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you could just change one thing?” he asks.  Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything ARC

I have to admit that the title of this book is strikingly odd. Why is it Everything, Everything? That, I cannot answer. Every time I read a book, it is part of me to know why it was given such title. But in Everything, Everything, I never knew why. Or is it that this time I never figured it out because I was enormously into the book?

Everything, Everything is about Madeline Whittier. She’s a ‘surpass of the ordinary’. The story just moves freely as if in a stream with her. (This might spoil you so beware.) Maddy wanted to see the world but of course she can’t because of her valued for its uncommonness disease. Her wanting occurred when Olly, the boy next door, and Maddy started to exchanging IMs and. . .

Yoon delivered Everything, Everything to every reader with sincere intentions and strong feelings. Madeline was her model to portray every girl (could be a boy, too) in this world that relationship with parents, especially mothers, is tremendously important and should be with love and understanding. Another character for a typical girl is the daughter of Maddy’s nurse, Carla. Carla experienced sorrows towards her daughter where it does the normal girls do when they turn to wander, overnight and cute boys stage. But Carla still understood her daughter. Maddy didn’t have the understanding her mother needed. (Well, not until . . .) Also, her mother showed selfishness– it’s not what your children needs even if all you think about is for their own good.

What’s more pleasantly entertaining is the illustrations of Everything, Everything. Nicola’s husband David created such distinctive artwork.

Everything, Everything is a book of heartfelt and sympathy–for every member of the family. It may not be the everything for others, but it is to at least.

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Source: Publisher via Netgalley · I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content.

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I love to collect soundtracks from books and movies. It's cool to listen to their music and to live with them. Well, only those books and movies that are oh so aplomb to me.

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. I just got this on my eReader and I'm excited to read it! Will this book make me ugly cry though? Lovely review, Yani!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

    1. Read it next, Blessie! I ugly cried on the mother encounter part so I bet you would. I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks. :)

  2. I received an arc of this, but I haven't been able to read it because my reading load was super heavy this month, but ugh I'm dying to pick it up now! I've been hearing ah-mazing things about it, and I can't wait to see just how good it is. & did you say UGLY CRY?! Yes, I love emotional reads!

    1. Yes, Martika. UGLY CRY. I know you will love this. You should pick it next! I heard this would be a movie? I'm not sure. I hope you can lighten up your reading load! ❤

  3. I have seen so many beautiful reviews of this book, but for some reason I have yet to pick it up - I must do so ASAP, though, as it sounds heartbreakingly lovely. (Also, word on the streets is that there is ugly crying involved - shall I stock up on tissues and chocolate before I read it, then? ;)) Thank you so much for your review, Yani; I can't wait to read Everything, Everything! xx

    1. Hello there, Topaz. I guess you ready your tissues and your chocolate might not get any bite at all. Ha. This book is a must read. You should add it on your shelf right now Anyway, thank you!

  4. This is one of the books I need to find the time to actually read, Yani! It sounds really good, and I'm all for stories that are odd and different :)
    Great review.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Who would not dive for odd and different stories? You should give this a time! Maybe this will be your next read? Thank you, Lexxie. <3

  5. This book! I loved reading your review, Yani, and I'm excited to finally read it -well, when I find the time, and more money to get some more books, ahah! It sounds kind of heartbreaking and, well, so different from everything I've seen around. I can't wait! :)

    1. Hello, Marie! Thank you. Glad you loved it. We feel the same - money and time. Haha. Go for it!


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