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Everything, Everything
     

Everything, Everything

4.3 75
by Nicola Yoon
 

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The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller—soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson!

If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and

Overview

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller—soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson!

If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
 

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.

And don’t miss The Sun Is Also A Star, the breathtaking and romantic new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions. Also soon to be a major motion picture!

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Whitney Joiner
…gorgeous and lyrical…There's some thematic overlap with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (intimacy equals death) and, of course, with John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (love in the context of terminal teenage illness). But with offbeat, pragmatic and sweetly romantic characters and an unconventional narrative style—the text is punctuated with medical charts, kissing primers, and other illustrations from Yoon's husband, David Yoon—Everything, Everything tells us something we will always need to hear, no matter our age: that it's not the risks of love or heartbreak that might end us. It's the fear of the pain we might experience along the way that keeps us trapped in our cocoons—or our white, decontaminated houses.
Publishers Weekly
06/15/2015
Madeline Whittier, a biracial 18-year-old, has severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare condition that renders her allergic to nearly everything and requires her to live inside a carefully sealed environment. Madeline’s contact is limited to her physician mother and her full-time nurse, until handsome Olly moves in next door. Madeline falls for him from her window and begins disobeying the rules that keep her from the outside world. Despite the serious dangers posed by Madeline’s medical condition and Olly’s violently alcoholic father, Yoon’s debut reads breezily. Many chapters consist of single, short paragraphs, as well as emails, chat exchanges, and Madeline’s pithy book reviews (of Lord of the Flies, “Spoiler alert: Boys are savages”). Yoon’s husband provides diagrams, cartoons, and other illustrations that reflect Madeleine’s claustrophobia, whimsical longings, excitement over Olly, and sense of humor. The main conflict is resolved in a few brief pages and reflects an overall tendency for things to happen a bit too easily. Even so, this is an easy romance to get caught up in. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika, Alloy Entertainment. (Sept.)
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“Gorgeous and lyrical.” —The New York Times Book Review

"[A] fresh, moving debut."—Entertainment Weekly, A-

"YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here."—MTV.com

★ "This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★"Everything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful."—SLJ, Starred Review

“I give all the stars in the sky to Nicola Yoon's sparkling debut. Everything, Everything is everything, everything—powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

 “With her stunning debut, Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon has constructed an entirely unique and beautiful reading experience. Gorgeous writing meshes with original artwork to tell a love story like no other. You’ve never read a book like this.” —David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland
 
“Everything, Everything has everything . . . romance, heart, and intelligence. Nicola Yoon's book and voice stayed with me long after I finished reading.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

“There's a quiet beauty about Everything, Everything that kept me captivated from start to finish. Olly and Madeline's love story stole my heart.”—Katie McGarry, author of Nowhere But Here 

"This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut. Tender, creative, beautifully written, and with a great twist, Everything, Everything is one of the best books I've read this year." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Leaving Time

"A do-not-miss for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell (aka everyone)."—Justine Magazine

"A vibrant, thrilling, and, ultimately, wholly original tale that's bound to be an instant hit."—Bustle.com

"This is an easy romance to get caught up in."—Publishers Weekly

"Deeply satisfying."—The Bulletin

"Nicola Yoon’s first novel will give you butterflies."—Seventeen

“Not only was I totally hooked  . . . by the end I was totally blown away.”—Arun Rath, NPR Weekend’s All Things Considered

 “Heartwarming and inventive.”—Mashable.com

“Readers will root for the precocious Maddy as she falls hard for the boy next door . . .  teens in search of a swoonworthy read will devour.”—Booklist

 “It’s tempting to drop everything everything once you’ve begun . . . it’s hard not to be consumed by this tale of doomed love.” The Times, London

"I just couldn't put it down . . . If you’re a fan of The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay or Before I Die, then this book is for you."—TheGuardian.com

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Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
Amazon
B&N Teen Blog
Hudson Booksellers
The Miami Herald
School Library Journal
 
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

An Indies Introduce selection

Selected as one of the Best Multicultural Books of the Year by the Center for the Study Multicultural Children’s Literature

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Madeline Whittier is sure she has read more books than anybody else on the planet. What else can she do in her white room in her sterile house? She cannot leave her house since she is allergic to the outside world. Her only physical visitors are her nurse, Carla, her mother, and just one of her tutors. At seventeen, she has accepted her life. But things change in Maddie’s soul when Oliver—Olly—moves in next door, along with his rebellious younger sister, enabling mother, and abusive, alcoholic father. Olly sees Maddie at her window watching him and starts communicating through sign language, pantomime, notes and, eventually their electronic devices. It does not hurt that he’s drop dead gorgeous and compassionate. As their relationship deepens, Maddie secretly begins to break the rules by which she has lived, doing things and taking risks she never would have imagined. Olly is resistant at first; but Maddie, now eighteen, feels she can make her own choices. This leads to a remarkable discovery about herself and her mother, and Maddie has to deal with the aftermath of this revelation. This is a fantastic read. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan; Ages 12 up.
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2015-06-29
Suffering from "bubble baby disease," Madeline has lived for 18 years in a sterile, sealed house with her physician mother. Madeline is a bright, witty young woman who makes the best of life with a compromised immune system by playing games with her mother, studying with online tutors, and writing brief spoiler book reviews on Tumblr. Her life is turned upside down when a troubled new family moves in next door and she sees Olly for the first time. Olly, a white boy "with a pale honey tan" and parcours moves, wants to meet her, but Madeline's mother turns him away. With the help of an indestructible Bundt cake, Olly perseveres until he gets her email address. Madeline—half Japanese, half African-American—chronicles her efforts to get to know Olly as she considers risking everything to be with him. She confides to her wise and understanding nurse, Carla, the truth she keeps from her overprotective mother: that it's painfully hard to be a teenager with a crush, yearning to venture outside and experience the world. Spot art by the author's husband, occasional lists in Madeline's handwriting, emails, and instant-messaging transcripts add a lively dimension to Madeline's quirky character. In her debut, Jamaican-American Yoon gives readers complex characters and rich dialogue that ranges from humorous to philosophical. This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms. (Fiction. 12-17)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553496642
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/01/2015
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
107
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

NICOLA YOON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, a 2016 National Book Award finalist. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who created the artwork in these pages, and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

 Follow Nicola Yoon on Instagram and Tumblr and @NicolaYoon on Twitter.

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Everything, Everything 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't picked up a good book in a while, but this one had me from the start! I'd definitely recommend it :)
branee More than 1 year ago
In the book, Madeline Whittier is diagnosed with SCID, the famous “bubble baby disease,” essentially trapping her inside her house. White everything, a ton of extra time, and no dust in sight-- that is until a promising friendship (and perhaps more) with the cute boy next door changes everything. I won't live the cover art is what drew me in, it is beautiful and doesn't stop at the cover. This book is filled with extra tidbits and doodles. The premise seemed simple to me, a girl is allergic to everything and must remain in her air-locked house. Sad? Sure, who wouldn't hate never leaving the house? Interesting? Yes, because who doesn't want to see how another person lives? Anyways...The book has elements to root for: diverse characters, unique formatting, and a lot of painstaking love that is absolutely fantastic (and real). It was a fast read due to the formatting and the fact that you get swept up in the novel (I finished in a few hours). Then, the ending... I don't want to give too much away but I was caught off guard. It is easy to see what an amazing storyteller Nicola Yoon is and personally I can't wait to read more of her work. Drawbacks for me- I would have liked the ending to have more of a dramatic flare. But that's more of a personal thing. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something that is adorable and funny as well as a little heartache.
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KateUnger More than 1 year ago
This book lived up to the hype. It's adorable and funny, and I was routing for Madeline and Olly right from the start. Madeline has that disease where she is allergic to everything, so she lives in a bubble - luckily her whole house and not just a single room. She's never had friends other than her mother and her nurse, Carla. When Olly and his family move in next door, she becomes kind of obsessed with watching him, and then they strike up a friendship via the Internet. This book is filled with beautiful artwork and other fun things besides traditional writing, so you need to read the print version (paper or electronic). I'm glad I didn't try audio because I would have missed all of these extra tidbits. I love that Yoon jumps right into the plot with this book. There is no long exposition. The character development comes organically as things happen. The book is written from Madeline's point of view, but the reader gets to know Olly fairly well also. They are both complex characters with strong emotions. The friendship and romance is sincere and deep. I thoroughly enjoyed their story. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/06/book-review-everything-everything-ya.html
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read in a while! I love the plot, the characters, and especially the plot twist near the end. I also liked how Maddy reacted to being in love– it was so relateable, and I fell in love with Ollie too! This book will take your heart, rip it apart, patch it back together, and just keep repeating that. Everyone should read this book!!!
yourstrulyjulie More than 1 year ago
Snuggled on a couch with a fuzzy cozy blanket, I devoured Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything in one sitting. There were other people in the room beckoning me to join in the social gathering. I tried to put the book down several times and kept failing. Diagnosed with SCID, the famous “bubble baby disease,” Madeline Whittier is essentially trapped inside her house. Until a burgeoning friendship—and more—with the cute boy next door changes everything. I wasn’t very drawn by the premise—I’m not usually into contemporary romance-centered YA. Especially when they involve “boys that change everything.” Still, I thought I would like the book because it has elements I root for: diverse characters and a unique format (vignettes, messages, emails, post-its, etc). But I had no idea that I would fall into it and not emerge until I reached the last page, when I dazedly looked up and wondered where the last few hours had gone. There were heartbreaking parts and heartsoaring parts. All written deftly and lyrically. The author is so talented that the meh-premise (in my opinion) becomes extraordinary and unique. The adorableness was compounded by the extra adorable fact that the author’s husband did the illustrations. When the “twist” at the end happens, I was caught off guard. And at first, I thought it might be a cop-out deux ex machina move. But with the resolution, I revised that thought. Read this book if you want simple things spun into complex metaphors and emotions. Read this book if you want complex depths written about in a simple, unadorned way. Read this book if you want to feel. It’s been a couple of weeks since I flipped to the last page of Everything, Everything. And I’m still simmering in post-book blues. from mint & ink: https://mintandink.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/the-inkwell-everything-everything-by-nicola-yoon/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a little hard to get into at first but it get a lot more extravagent as you continue. There is a lot of painstaking love that is absolutly fantastic. Read in less than 24 hours. Favorite book of 2015
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MinaTheFangirl 8 days ago
**Review originally posted on My Fangirl Chronicles** I received a free Advanced Reader's Copy thanks to Random House in exchange for an honest review. This was the most visually entertaining, cute, and touching book I have read in a long time. The last time I read a book with so many illustrations was... I don't even know when exactly, but it's been quite a while, I'm sure of that! So the fact that this book had so many made my reading experience really fun and very refreshing. They were so adorable, especially the ones that showed how Maddy writes in her books, the e-mails and chats between her and Olly, and all the diagrams and lists. I really liked Maddy and how she expressed herself so vividly and honestly. She was a very engaging and fun narrator; I couldn't help but root for her the entire time. Admittedly, there were moments where I understood where her mother was coming from - she only wanted to protect her daughter as best as she could - but I also felt so empathetic towards Maddy. She was nearly a young adult and it was only a matter of time before she started feeling like a caged bird yearning to take chances and spread her wings, especially when Olly came into the picture. Besides Maddy, her nurse Carla was my other favorite character! She was just so lovely and understanding and acted more like a loving mother than her actual one, but also was Maddy's best friend. She loved Maddy like she did her own teenage daughter even though she was only her patient. Carla was all kinds of wonderful. The romance between Maddy and Olly was sweet and really cute, but felt too perfect. It kind of felt like an insta-love type of situation and just progressed really quickly in terms of their feelings for each other. It didn't take long for them to say "I love you". There were also a few inconsistencies and unbelievable moments (how exactly does Maddy acquire a credit card without having a job history/credit score?) that bothered me and kind of took a little away from my reading experience. Overall, I was very impressed and absolutely adored "Everything, Everything"! A lovely debut novel that's a quick read, has a sweet romance and heartwarming family moments, but also heartbreak and an unexpected and shocking twist! I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a fun, unique, and touching contemporary!
Griffingirl 12 days ago
Love, love love
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Anonymous 3 months ago
A lively and lovely story. ~*~LEB~*~
KikiD870 4 months ago
Everything, Everything is the debut novel from author Nicola Yoon. It is the story of a girl named Madeline who hasn't left her house in over seventeen years. She has SCID, an autoimmune disease that is very rare and leaves her allergic to just about anything and everything. Her entire world is her mom and a nurse named Carla who is truly her only "in real life" friend. But then a family moves into the house next door and suddenly her world has expanded to include Olly. And that makes her want more than the walls of the home that has always been her prison. There is nothing not to love about this book. Madeline's character is tragic, but she is smart and has learned to make a life for herself. It may not be filled with the adventure she craves, but she has found a way to live with it. But even with this life-threatening disease, she is still a teenage girl with crushes and everything else that goes along with that. Olly's character is just as tragic, with a life that is less than ideal, with problems of his own. Yet somehow, the two form a bond that is at times funny, at times heart-wrenching. There is no question that this is an emotional read. Their individual stories can pull at your heart strings, make you alternately sad and mad. But there is also a lot of sweetness and a lot of smart humor. It is a romance, to be sure, but it is also a coming-of-age story with a lot of twists. I loved the uniqueness of the book, from the diversity of the characters to the format of the book itself. Instead of the all-American white girl, Madeline is multiracial, part Japanese and part black. And the format was interesting, chapters interspersed with sketches, diary entries, medical logs, IMs, and emails. It was a little bit of extra narrative that was really a big part of bringing them both to life for the reader. Overall: I can't deny that I ended the book in tears last night. And this morning? A very definite hangover. This is an amazing read that I recommend from the bottom of my heart!
Anonymous 4 months ago
A wonderful story that pulls you in right away. I couldn't put it down!
amarie76 4 months ago
I really did not expect to love Everything, Everything as much as I did! I remember a lot of people raving about it last year, and then it was a nominee for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards. That all sounded good, but I've been burned by a lot of books not living up to the hype. Then I wasn't so sure about the synopsis; a girl basically allergic to everything? Really? However, there was so much more to the story! I decided to listen to the audio version of Everything, Everything, and I am very happy with that decision. One of the things that made this book so amazing and special for me, was the narrator, Bahni Turpin. She did an amazing job! She really made Madeline's character come alive. The author, Nicola Yoon, did a beautiful job of writing Madeline's character. She acted just how I believe a person in her circumstances would act. Even when Maddie could be so darn stubborn that I wanted to scream, I understood why. I wished she had gone about some things differently, but then again, I wasn't in her position, and I did not live her life. I absolutely adored Ollie! I think I would even consider him a new 'book boyfriend'. His character was so full of life and he was so fun! He wanted the best for Maddie, and truly cared about her well-being. Everything, Everything had such beautiful writing and creative dialogue. I was smiling as I listened to the emails that the characters exchanged, and I loved the friendship that Maddie had with Carla. I definitely recommend it for those looking for a good, heartfelt, YA standalone.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Read this in one sitting, such a good book!
Anonymous 4 months ago
YA romance is so cheesy and I love it! This book was supposed to make my heart throb like so many before it and I thought it would. Although it was cute, quirky, and humorous, I had trouble falling head over heels in love with characters and was only half invested in the plot.
KittyTheVicariousBookworm 6 months ago
I've actually been sitting on this review for a few weeks now because just what can you say when a book is simply perfect? Everything, Everything highlights so much reality while putting the reader into a situation they are very unlikely to ever be in. Through Madeline, a teenager who's allergic to the world (literally, it's not just angst), we get a unique view of family, friends, and love. The characters in this novel are so well done and the world is immersive without being overwhelming. This is a book that falls into that rarely used category of strongly feeling more than one emotion. I was sad, happy, numb, content, scared, and more. I loved traveling with Madeline and seeing how she grew as a person through the story. For this review and more, please visit my blog at vicariousbookworm.wordpress.com
Anonymous 6 months ago
Just an ok story line with semi-interesting characters. There isn't much development and the plot was rather predictable.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Even though we don't have a serious sickness that impedes us from ever leaving our house like Madeline, I love how we can still relate to her feelings and emotions. She's one of the greatest female protagonists I've read about in a long time!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I couldnt sleep until this book was finished. It was different and I enjoyed it.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book is totally amazing. Origonaly i thought it would all just be like the fault in our stars but it was so diffrent. This book will change everything and make you rethink so much! A must read.
branee More than 1 year ago
In the book, Madeline Whittier is diagnosed with SCID, the famous “bubble baby disease,” essentially trapping her inside her house. White everything, a ton of extra time, and no dust in sight-- that is until a promising friendship (and perhaps more) with the cute boy next door changes everything. I won't live the cover art is what drew me in, it is beautiful and doesn't stop at the cover. This book is filled with extra tidbits and doodles. The premise seemed simple to me, a girl is allergic to everything and must remain in her air-locked house. Sad? Sure, who wouldn't hate never leaving the house? Interesting? Yes, because who doesn't want to see how another person lives? Anyways...The book has elements to root for: diverse characters, unique formatting, and a lot of painstaking love that is absolutely fantastic (and real). It was a fast read due to the formatting and the fact that you get swept up in the novel (I finished in a few hours). Then, the ending... I don't want to give too much away but I was caught off guard. It is easy to see what an amazing storyteller Nicola Yoon is and personally I can't wait to read more of her work. Drawbacks for me- I would have liked the ending to have more of a dramatic flare. But that's more of a personal thing. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something that is adorable and funny as well as a little heartache.
branee More than 1 year ago
In the book, Madeline Whittier is diagnosed with SCID, the famous “bubble baby disease,” essentially trapping her inside her house. White everything, a ton of extra time, and no dust in sight-- that is until a promising friendship (and perhaps more) with the cute boy next door changes everything. I won't live the cover art is what drew me in, it is beautiful and doesn't stop at the cover. This book is filled with extra tidbits and doodles. The premise seemed simple to me, a girl is allergic to everything and must remain in her air-locked house. Sad? Sure, who wouldn't hate never leaving the house? Interesting? Yes, because who doesn't want to see how another person lives? Anyways...The book has elements to root for: diverse characters, unique formatting, and a lot of painstaking love that is absolutely fantastic (and real). It was a fast read due to the formatting and the fact that you get swept up in the novel (I finished in a few hours). Then, the ending... I don't want to give too much away but I was caught off guard. It is easy to see what an amazing storyteller Nicola Yoon is and personally I can't wait to read more of her work. Drawbacks for me- I would have liked the ending to have more of a dramatic flare. But that's more of a personal thing. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something that is adorable and funny as well as a little heartache.