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Everything, Everything
     

Everything, Everything

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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:
565
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Read an Excerpt

BRTHDAE UISH
 
“MOVIE NIGHT OR Honor Pictionary or Book Club?” my mom asks while inflating a blood pressure cuff around my arm. She doesn’t mention her favorite of all our post-dinner activities—Phonetic Scrabble. I look up to see that her eyes are already laughing at me.
 
“Phonetic,” I say.
 
 She stops inflating the cuff. Ordinarily Carla, my full-time nurse, would be taking my blood pressure and filling out my daily health log, but my mom’s given her the day off. It’s my birthday and we always spend the day together, just the two of us.
  
She puts on her stethoscope so that she can listen to my heartbeat. Her smile fades and is replaced by her more serious doctor’s face. This is the face her patients most often see— slightly distant, professional, and concerned. I wonder if they find it comforting.
 

Impulsively I give her a quick kiss on the forehead to remind her that it’s just me, her favorite patient, her daughter.
 
 
She opens her eyes, smiles, and caresses my cheek. I guess if you’re going to be born with an illness that requires constant care, then it’s good to have your mom as your doctor.
 
 
A few seconds later she gives me her best I’m-the-doctor- and-I’m-afraid-I-have-some-bad-news-for-you face. “It’s your big day. Why don’t we play something you have an actual chance of winning? Honor Pictionary?”
  
Since regular Pictionary can’t really be played with two people, we invented Honor Pictionary. One person draws and the other person is on her honor to make her best guess. If you guess correctly, the other person scores.

 
I narrow my eyes at her. “We’re playing Phonetic, and I’m winning this time,” I say confidently, though I have no chance of winning. In all our years of playing Phonetic Scrabble, or Fonetik Skrabbl, I’ve never beaten her at it. The last time we played I came close. But then she devastated me on the final word, playing JEENZ on a triple word score.
 
 “OK.” She shakes her head with mock pity. “Anything you want.” She closes her laughing eyes to listen to the stethoscope.
 
 We spend the rest of the morning baking my traditional birthday cake of vanilla sponge with vanilla cream frosting. After it’s cooled, I apply an unreasonably thin layer of frosting, just enough to cover the cake. We are, both of us, cake people, not frosting people. For decoration, I draw eighteen frosted daisies with white petals and a white center across the top. On the sides I fashion draped white curtains.
  
“Perfect.” My mom peers over my shoulders as I finish up. “Just like you.”

  
I turn to face her. She’s smiling a wide, proud smile at me, but her eyes are bright with tears.

“You. Are. Tragic,” I say, and squirt a dollop of frosting on her nose, which only makes her laugh and cry some more. Really, she’s not usually this emotional, but something about my birthday always makes her both weepy and joyful at the same time. And if she’s weepy and joyful, then I’m weepy and joyful, too.
 

“I know,” she says, throwing her hands helplessly up in the air. “I’m totally pathetic.” She pulls me into a hug and squeezes. Frosting gets into my hair.
  
My birthday is the one day of the year that we’re both most acutely aware of my illness. It’s the acknowledging of the passage of time that does it. Another whole year of being sick, no hope for a cure on the horizon. Another year of missing all the normal teenagery things—learner’s permit, first kiss, prom, first heartbreak, first fender bender. Another year of my mom doing nothing but working and taking care of me. Every other day these omissions are easy—easier, at least—to ignore.
 

This year is a little harder than the previous. Maybe it’s because I’m eighteen now. Technically, I’m an adult. I should be leaving home, going off to college. My mom should be dreading empty-nest syndrome. But because of SCID, I’m not going anywhere.
  
Later, after dinner, she gives me a beautiful set of watercolor pencils that had been on my wish list for months. We go into the living room and sit cross-legged in front of the coffee table. This is also part of our birthday ritual: She lights a single candle in the center of the cake. I close my eyes and make a wish. I blow the candle out.
  
“What did you wish for?” she asks as soon as I open my eyes.
  
Really there’s only one thing to wish for—a magical cure that will allow me to run free outside like a wild animal. But I never make that wish because it’s impossible. It’s like wishing that mermaids and dragons and unicorns were real. Instead I wish for something more likely than a cure. Something less likely to make us both sad.
 
 “World peace,” I say.
 

Three slices of cake later, we begin a game of Fonetik. I do not win. I don’t even come close.
 

She uses all seven letters and puts down POKALIP next to an S. POKALIPS.
  

“What’s that?” I ask.
  

“Apocalypse,” she says, eyes dancing.
 

“No, Mom. No way. I can’t give that to you.”
  
“Yes,” is all she says.
 

“Mom, you need an extra A. No way.”
  

“Pokalips,” she says for effect, gesturing at the letters. “It totally works.”
 

I shake my head.
  
“P O K A L I P S,” she insists, slowly dragging out the word.
  
“Oh my God, you’re relentless,” I say, throwing my hands up. “OK, OK, I’ll allow it.”
  
“Yesssss.” She pumps her fist and laughs at me and marks down her now-insurmountable score. “You’ve never really understood this game,” she says. “It’s a game of persuasion.”
 

I slice myself another piece of cake. “That was not persuasion,” I say. “That was cheating.”

 
“Same same,” she says, and we both laugh.
  
“You can beat me at Honor Pictionary tomorrow,” she says.
 

After I lose, we go to the couch and watch our favorite movie, Young Frankenstein. Watching it is also part of our birthday ritual. I put my head in her lap, and she strokes my hair, and we laugh at the same jokes in the same way that we’ve been laughing at them for years. All in all, not a bad way to spend your eighteenth birthday.

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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.

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Everything, Everything 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
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!!!
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
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
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 :)
MichaelPincus 2 days ago
Everything, Everything is an original, truly one-of-a-kind reading experience that, in many ways, does not follow the overused young adult novel storyline that makes up most of today’s literature. The book is adorned with pictures which help the story come to life—although Nicola Yoon’s writing is definitely lively on its own. Reading this unique story was refreshing and inspiring; I sped through the book within three days. Madeline, a Black and Asian girl—already refreshing—has been trapped in her home for basically her entire life due to her diagnoses of SCID: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. This means that her immune system is extremely weak, and going outside would likely kill her. Because of this lifestyle, the only people Maddy is able to interact with are her single mom—yet again, refreshing—, her nurse Carla, and Carla’s daughter. However, a new family moves in next door, and Maddy attracts Olly, with whom she communicates via texting and motioning through their bedroom windows, which face each other. The two become closer with one another, but Maddy knows that her SCID ruins any chances of them meeting in person. However, her perseverance and curiosity, combined with his, might just change her life forever. Throughout the story, Maddy and Olly’s friendship develops into a closer relationship, and that’s one of the biggest parts of the story that keep you interested. Their relationship is cute, and the at-first awkwardness between them is instantly relatable to anyone who is, or ever was, a teenager. This kept me reading, because I connected with both characters and appreciated the realism of the story. On the other hand, I feel that adults too can connect with this story through nostalgia. The way I see it, Everything, Everything is so different from other young adult novels because it portrays coming-of-age as changes in relationships and growth of independence, instead of the typical first-time-drinking or first-time-smoking scenario. This makes the story more relatable, at least speaking for myself, because I can definitely connect more with a story about relationships and love than with one about situations like those. I will admit that Everything, Everything may not be a good choice for everyone, because of the maturity of the story and the lacking of intense, action-packed, extremely climactic scenes. However, for someone who enjoys more realistic fiction, or a story that stands out from the cliché, I highly recommend this book. It’s a quick and easy read, written in casual language, that keeps you wondering what could happen next without the extra fluff of unrealistic action. And the strong, female, mixed race protagonist is definitely a highlight of the book. Overall, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is captivating, relatable, and most importantly, different.
Mariah-Perez 2 days ago
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an interesting and “can’t put it down” type of book. It was well written and I respected Yoon, the author’s, use of putting the text in text message-like form. This helped portray the aspect of Madeline’s immunodeficiency disorder, and how she couldn’t connect with the outside world. It also interested me how when the climax, or the most intense part of the book, was on a black page, when everything else was on a white page. This really stood out to me as a dramatic point. The setting in this book mostly takes place in Madeline’s house, which makes sense due to her inability to contact the outside world. She is all cooped up in her air tight, locked house. This is how she’s lived ever since she was one. Because she grew up in this way, she didn’t know much about the outside world other than what she looked up and saw on her computer. So for her whole life she never wanted anything more than to go outside. Until she met her next door neighbor online. They talked a lot, and it was almost like she was living her adventurous life through him. She enjoyed this so much that she wanted to experience a real adventure herself. The conflict and resolution were very prominent parts of Everything Everything. Madeline was not able to go outside because of her disorder. She started to realize through other people, like her neighbor, that there was something more she should want. Blindly taking this into consideration, she decided to do something about it, and try to actually meet her neighbor. They clicked immediately and she knew she really wanted more than just her little bubble at home. I don’t want to give anything else away so I won’t say the resolution, but it was very surprising to me. I think Yoon hit her target audience. This book was written for kids in the upper teen ages, maybe early twenties. This hit exactly what she was going for. Kids in these ages and stages are into adventure and occasionally a spontaneous romantic fling. When you think of these two topics, don’t you just picture a twenty-ish year old? I do. The ending of the book, personally, did not impress me. It had an open ended ending, which don’t appeal to me personally. This goes to show that there may be something that you don’t exactly` like in this book, but the attractive plot will keep you distracted and reading.
AvaLoCascio 2 days ago
The book "Everything, Everything", was a great YA novel, but not one of the best, and most likely won’t leave a significant long lasting impact on readers. Personally, I would definitely recommend this book, but there were a couple things I was left unsatisfied with. It is similar to many other YA novels, and although there is nothing wrong with that, it didn’t really stand out among others. I just don’t feel that it will leave any significant impression on me. Other than this, the book was really good. It is written from the perspective of Maddy, the main character, in a diary-like way which helped in showing character development and more emotion. The relationship between Maddy and the boy next door, Olly, was meaningful and sweet. The relationship between Maddy and her mother as well was interesting to see develop and change. Another thing I really liked about this book is that it wasn’t completely focused on the romance, but also Maddy’s mother and own internal struggles. In the book "Everything, Everything", the main character, Maddy, hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. When she was only a few months old she became incredibly ill and her mother, a doctor, diagnosed her with SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency). Their house is redone to keep Maddy sterilized and healthy at all times, and the only person let in the house besides her mom is her nurse, Carla. This turns her into a girl who lives inside a bubble- she only has virtual connections, and spends her time doing the same things over and over again. Soon, a new family moves in next door, and Maddy becomes curious towards Olly, the boy around her age. With some struggling and determination, Maddy and Olly can finally see each other in person after a while of talking over the phone. Although this later causes difficulty, things work out for both Olly and Maddy. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. It had interesting characters and a good plot to follow. Some things could be improved, but besides that, it was a fantastic novel that was quick and did not mess too much with your emotions, although certain parts were quite moving. Even though "Everything, Everything" was not ground-breaking, it was absolutely worth the read.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I read this book In a day. I couldn't put it down. I loved Olly's & Maddys relationship from start to finish. The ending was a little bit rushed...left me wanting more. But overall .. still a great book. Can't wait to see the movie now!!!
Gwen-S 4 days ago
If you had to choose between life or love, could you in a matter of seconds? Madeline Whittier had to make this decision. She chose love, even though she knew that she could die if she went to live her life. The author, Nicola Yoon, showcased Madeline’s thoughts by using diagrams and illustrations. Throughout the novel, Yoon has developed the feeling of taking risks even when people try to stop you; she also has shown imagery when describing new adventures, as if you are Madeline. In the beginning of the book, Madeline has a disease called SCID, when the immune system is weak and can’t handle the bacteria out in the open. Throughout the novel, she has learned to deal with it—that is until Olly came along. Olly is a tall, lean, pale honey tan, angular faced, and black wearing boy that likes doing acrobatic and climbing tricks. Olly changes everything in Madeline’s world; he makes her want to explore the world and try new things. She starts to grow away from her mother and closer to Olly, leaving her mom to become over protective. This novel has made me look at my life in a new perspective…. to live life like there is no tomorrow. Nicola Yoon wrote Everything, Everything, and it was named Best Book of the Year by Bustle, Huffington Post, PopCrush, School Library Journal, Miami Herald, and the New York Public Library. She also has written The Sun is also a Star, which has gotten New York Public Library’s Best 50 Books for Teens 2016 and many more awards. This novel is recommended for people looking for a heartfelt novel that has adventures and life-changing risks that stop and start your heart. In conclusion, this novel has moved me and shown me not to just be alive, but to really live my life to the fullest and take risks. It has also taught me not to leave your loved ones, but to help them and support them no matter the reason. So, if you don’t get anything out of this book, just remember, “love makes people crazy”(pg. 231).
Anonymous 6 days ago
Amazing book. Really good story that makes you want more. I can't wait to go see the movie
Anonymous 9 days ago
COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK!!
TheThoughtSpot 15 days ago
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. Thanks to NetGalley and Delacorte Press for the opportunity to read and review Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon! Madeline suffers from immunodeficiency and has many life restrictions because of this. She stays home twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Her mother is a doctor and goes to work while Nurse Carla takes care of Madeline. New neighbors move in next door and Madeline can't hide her curiosity. The teenagers that moved in next door, Olly and Kara, bring a bundt cake to be friendly, but Madeline's mom has to turn it away. Olly ends up dropping the cake afterwards. He notices Madeline watching him and sets the cake on his windowsill and dresses it up to give it personality. Olly has a wonderful sense of humor and he makes Madeline's life more interesting. Her life blossoms after seeing Olly and she can't feel contentment like she used to. The illustrations are fun and bring extra life to Madeline and Olly. Everything, Everything is one of those books that cannot be put down and I fell in love with all of it: the story, the energetic characters, the dysfunctionality of family, the humor and the romance. A wonderful young adult book worthy of 5 stars!
cynthia-m 15 days ago
Simply AMAZING!!!! I love the characters and related to all of them. Carla was an inspiration for me as well Maddy and Olly. I have to confess that I fell in love with Olly and almost cried when they didn't IM each other. This book is a "must read" book! You will get inspired by this book and you will be surprised by the ending; I still cannot accept in ended like that haha but that's fine; this story is not as others, it is especial.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Loved the book- although i wish there was more at the end- i think it was the perfect way to end the book. I cant wait for the movie.. i suspect it will have a little of variations from the book.
Anonymous 20 days ago
I am so glad I read this book, absolutely perfect!!!
Anonymous 21 days ago
This book was short it was probaby because i wanted more. It was that good that i couldnt put it down. But im really hoping theres a second book
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Paris2004 23 days ago
i love your work the book the movie i love everything everything
Anonymous 24 days ago
Loved reading this story, for it's abruptness and solidity on love and everything, everything.
Anonymous 25 days ago
This book was so shocking and hard to put down. U hav to read it!
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Amazing, amazing.