Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Everything Everything By: Nicola Yoon

Everything Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Published: September 2015
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Rating: 4/5
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the 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. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.

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.

So I've probably had this book on my shelves for a long time, and honestly, I'm glad I finally got to it, although I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.

So right from the beginning, you dive into this story and get to read all about Maddy and her life living inside her completely clean house. I honestly thought she would have some weird habit for being alone all the time, but Maddy was super quick with conversation and jokes, I really enjoyed it!

So for me, I felt like it could have been enhanced more. There was a moment that was dramatic, but it was short lived. I really was wanting something to grip me but also throw me for a loop. I kind of expected what happened to happen.

Although it was short lived in dramatics, I will say the book was very fast paced and absolutely kept me wanting more, even when I finished reading. I also really loved the illustrations in the novel, and I really felt like it brought another experience into the story itself.

The witty banter between Maddy and Oliver as well as Carla was amazing! Can I take a second to talk about Carla? Because I feel like the may have been missed between this budding romance. Carla was the best secondary character in this novel, and I just LOVED her! She was literally the sweetest, even with the type of boss she has...

Okay, but Oliver. I think their relationship was super sweet, kept me wanting more, although it took a while for things to actually bloom between Maddy and Oliver. I think he was the best first love for Maddy in my opinion, because it was like he showed her all these new things she would've missed out on by sticking to her normal routine at home.

Overall, this was a really fun and quick read. It for sure left me wanting more, and I really had wished there was a bit more drama considering she has this crazy illness to the world.

That's all for my review, I hope you enjoyed it! Definitely check this book out when you have the chance.

So until the next time, Keep Reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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