I recently finished Nicola Yoon’s book The Sun is Also a Star and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d read her first book, Everything, Everything. I’m about halfway through and enjoying this one, too! YA romance can be tricky and this one is definitely dramatic, but it’s hard not to admire Madeline’s need to experience life, no matter the risks! Plus, she loves books, so we know she’s a good one. :)The book has fun little illustrations throughout too, which add to the world of the story. It’s a quick read and I think I know how the story will end, but I’m excited to see if I’m right!
“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.”