Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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.
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Right away I liked Maddy. She loves books and spends most of her time talking about them online (#relatable). She also didn’t make stupid decisions, and actually took the time to think things through.
The romance felt a little insta-lovey, but I didn’t particularly care.It was cute, and it made me happy to read about! That’s something I almost always expect from a contemporary read.
The writing was quick and easy to finish in one or two sittings.
The climax…was so realistic, I found it scary. At first, you’re like “pshh, nobody I know would ever do that.” And then you put yourself in this person’s shoes, and you realize that you would do the exact same thing.
The ending was satisfying, and I would happily except another book of just Maddy and Olly.
A unique must-read contemporary!