Review: Everything, Everything
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press on August 12, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone? Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.
So I have been hearing nonstop raving about this book, Everything, Everything, and after reading the synopsis I knew this is what I wanted to read or at least make it a point to read very, very soon. And from what I can tell you, this is a must read for all readers.
The story follows this girl named Madeline, who just happens to be allergic to the world. How crazy is that? I am not the type of person who can just stay in the house all day and do almost basically the same routine over and over and over and…well you got my point. However, things change when new neighbors move in next door and here enters Olly.
So Madeline has the toughest life out of anyone I know. She will never be like a normal kid who goes to school, joins a sport, and plays an instrument. No she is inside all day looking out the window just wondering what it would be like if she was normal. Olly has family issues. And I feel we see this because the author wants us to know that this could be happening in anyone’s family. Carla I just wish I had her in my life. I would never want her to leave me and I feel I could have loads to talk about with her.
The relationship between Madeline and Olly is simple, cute, but hard at the same time. I remember Madeline being told that Olly, once he starts school will go and find him someone who he can have over, who he can kiss, and who he can actually have a conversation face to face. However, that doesn’t happen. And he proves to the reader that he is not just some normal guy who would hit it and drop it but someone who has the patience to work with someone like Madeline and someone who could be with her forever.
The ending, well more like the last quarter of the book was like…what did I just read. Everything that has been leading up to this whole story and the background of the story is literally just thrown out the window. And we see something that makes you want to scream and yell and hate Madeline’s mom but also feel sorry for her. Or even understanding in a way. A very deep way. But I will let you read the book and see what I mean for yourself.
Overall, Nicola Yoon has created a story where the main character decided that she wanted to live and not be house ridden. She wrote a romance story that anyone can dream of having like these two. She wrote a beautiful story. I loved it, I hope you do too, so go check it out.