Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 310 pages, Paperback
Published: September 3rd, 2015 by Corgi Childrens
This book was everything! I didn’t think I was going to love this book this much. I couldn’t put this book down and finished it in two sittings. Oh, I soo didn’t want this story to end.
Madeline aka Maddie suffers from SCID, i.e. if she went outside her house she could die at any second. She has never stepped outside her whole life. When Olly moves in as their new neighbour, things begin to change for both of them. Olly has never met a girl like her before and Maddie finally wants something more. It’s up to Maddie to take a leap of faith and move forward or be enclosed in her home forever.
“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”
I enjoyed the plot so much. Everyone talked about this book so much that most of the story was spoiled for me. I am guilty here too because I couldn’t stop looking at the reviews either but that didn’t make me feel any less giddy when I started this book. It was so freaking cute. Everything was freaking cute. I was literally dying of cuteness. Lol. Nonetheless, I loved how the plot was executed and this book was so damn addictive!
I fell in love with Maddie and Olly. They were so much different yet together they were absolutely perfect. The email exchanges and messages, their day-to-day encounters and their nighttime rituals were just so sweet and it added more flavour to the story. Unfortunately, I knew the plot twist was coming and when it did it failed to surprise me but weirdly I didn’t mind that at all. Wel,l I should be thankful that my enjoyment was not marred. I liked Maddie’s character so much, she was different… just different but I could connect with her on some level. Olly was absolutely swoon-worthy. I liked him sooo much!! (That would be an understatement.)
Maddie’s decision to listen to her heart surprised me, it proved that she was so much brave than one could ever be and I loved how Olly supported her. And that was one epic adventure and I really, really enjoyed it. The chemistry and romance between Olly and Maddie were just as epic.
“Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.”
The other characters were portrayed so well and it played an important part of the story. Maddie’s nurse/caretaker Carla was such an awesome person, she cared about Maddie so much. I took an immediate liking to her whereas her mom gave a different off-beat vibe. Another thing I would have liked is more information about SCID which was there but it was merely brushed by.
Overall, Everything, Everything was a fantastic read! The plot was neatly executed and the characters were felt so real. I loved the romance between Olly and Maddie and I didn’t want the book to end. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.
So guys, have you read this book yet? What did you think about it?