Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

"Everything, Everything is a novel about first chances. First chance at life, first chance at love and first chance at finding out who you truly are. I absolutely adored it!"

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Published: August 27th 2015
Page Number: 304
Rating: 4/5
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?


I had zero idea that this book was being published until I was browsing Goodreads about 3 weeks back and stopped when I saw the beautiful cover. It was eye-catching and simple, yet had an extra dimension to it. And then I read the summary and I knew I had to read it.
Everything, Everything tells to the story of two unlikely characters who experience their first chances. Their first chance at life, love and finding out who they truly are. Madeline has lived a recluse life because of her illness and her over protective mother. She's only known life inside her bedroom, reading book and watching everything from her window. Ollie only knows that he dislikes the life he lives, he dislikes the fact his mother won't stand up to his father. So when these two characters came together, they created something worth fighting for.
Luckily this story is actually a very quick read. It's not always told in a story, but as documents from Madeline's perspective. Daily feeds of Ollie's family: when they leave the house, when they come back, who they're with. We also get spoiler book reviews that are short and spunky in attitude, it adds this extra dimension not just to the story, but to Madeline's character as well.
About 60% into the book I did take a break because I found it to be a little boring, but immediately it picked back up and I found myself really getting more into it. Was the ending perfect? No, I don't think we'll ever get a perfect ending from a book. But it was a satisfying ending that made me smile. I cannot wait for the world to experience this beautiful, beautiful novel.

I received an E-ARC of this book from the Publishers

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