Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Posted January 28, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Random House Children's on September 1st 2015
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Source: Hardcover, My Own
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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.

Maddy has spent her entire life in a bubble of a house. Maddy has never been outside She doesn’t have contact with other human beings. If anyone is going to visit with Maddy then they have to go through a sterilization process and beside Maddy’s mom and her nurse, no one is allowed to visit Maddy. Both Maddy’s father and brother died, so all Maddy has left is her mom and nurse. Her mom being a doctor is gone all the time. So Maddy spends her day reading and doing home schooling at home.

“Everything, Everything” keeps a reader interested to the end. Things just don’t seem to be completely on the up and up. Then a family moves in next store. Now Maddy is interested in the schedules of this new family. Then Olly takes an interest in her. Olly is the  boy who just moved next door and he is interested in the mysterious girl who lives next door but never leaves her house.

Maddy and Olly begin to IM each other back and forth. Then Olly wants to meet Maddy in person and this is when their story truly begins. I love the friendship that these two create with each other. I think it is so great. I just love that even though Maddy has been granted a horrible fate, she still keeps her chin up. I just love her to death for this reason. I think both Maddy and Olly are great characters. They grow together and they learn so much from each other.

I really like the way this book is written. The pictures and the diagrams are fun and fantastic. I am always looking for a book with a unique take and well this definitely is a unique book. I love how unique Maddy’s story is. I love how she is able to come into her own. This isn’t my most favorite book but I think it is definitely worth reading just for the experience of how unique the story is.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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