Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: YA Contemporary
Received: For Review
Published: September 1st, 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Adults
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.
Everything, Everything was everything I could have ever wanted. I randomly started this book on the bus and I just couldn't stop reading. I didn't expect to just fall in love with this story like I did. This story was beautiful and wonderfully written. It is concept that you've heard before, there was even a stupid movie about it along time ago, but Nicola Yoon really surprised me with how well she pulled this plot off. I can't recommend this book enough.
One of my favorite things about this book was the visual images that were in it. The story isn't just told through the prose, but their is narrative in the mixed media representations that are illustrated. I love hat we had these great characterizations through every aspect of Madeline's life.
There was something so very sweet and innocent about this book. I was very emotionally attached very early on. There are just some books that you fall in love with even when they have a few small things that you think could have been better. The plotline with Madeline's Mom was predictable and the ending could have had more resolution, but that didn't hinder my love for this book in the slightest.
The fact that this is Nicola Yoon's debut is just even more incredible. I can't wait to read her second book because I know I will love it. Everything, Everything was fantastic and a must read.