Title: Everything, Everything | Goodreads |
Author: Nicola Yoon | Goodreads | Website |
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Format: Paperback | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles |
Received ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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.
Everything, Everything is about a young girl named Madeline who has grown up in a bubble. She is allergic to the outside world, and has spent her entire 17 years inside her house wither her mother and her nurse as her only companions, besides the books she reads. But it all changes one day when a family moves into the house next door and Madeline notices Olly, the new boy next door.
Through their online communication it was easy to see that Olly was going to change Madeline’s view about the world she knows the constant need to be inside and have little to do with the outside world. It is also through their relationship that we see Madeline’s first interaction with someone outside of her tightly constructed world, and how it impacts Madeline.
We see Maddy’s whole world change when after getting to spend time with Olly, and hearing about his family life, that she makes the decision that she wants to experience real living even if it means she might die. Her and Olly’s adventure was heartbreaking because we got to see them experience love first hand, and then saw what it’s total affect was on Maddy.
What I liked about this book, was that we got to see Madeline’s point of view from living in a world where she is not allowed outside, and how reaching out to Olly helps change her views on her life. I loved the inclusion of Madeline blogging that was really cool, as well as seeing their emails back and forth to each other.
I also really liked that when Maddy was looking at charts, or her records, or even trying to explain certain things, we as a reader got to see them as well. Made it easier to connect with the story.
I loved the end of the book, and I’m not normally someone who likes books that just end, like this one did, but for me, I can see the happily ever after for Maddy and Olly. There were times while reading that I expected the outcome we got for Maddy, but I enjoyed seeing her discover life for herself.
Honestly I loved everything, everything about this book, and am mad at myself for waiting so long to read it.