Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published September 1, 2015, by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
YA > Contemporary, Romance
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.
I finally read this book! While I got this one shortly after its release, I must admit that I finally just got around to reading it now with all of the hype surrounding the movie, which was released this past May.
Since it’s been out for a while now, I’ve read quite a few book reviews, most of which were positive, but not overwhelmingly so. I’d have to agree.
I found Maddy and Olly to be really sweet characters. Their relationship fell into the category of the classic boy next door romance, and in turn, they captured my hopeless romantic of a heart. There’s adorable banter (I’m a sucker for banter), and conversations told through IM!
I knew going in that this was going to be a romance-driven story, but I also had expectations that SCID would be talked about more than it was, especially toward the end. The ending came pretty quickly, and while there were some resolutions, I would have loved it if certain aspects of the story were taken further.
It’s also an extremely fast read. I finished it in a few hours on a rainy day.
If you want a book to put a smile on your face, this will definitely do so! It’s just a super cute, feel-good romance!
[I’m also really looking forward to seeing the movie now that I’ve read the book. I’ve heard wonderful things, and I love the two main actors.]