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Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola Yoon

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola YoonEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 1st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: publisher unsolicited
Goodreads
three-stars
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.

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review

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Madeline is allergic to everything. Confined to her room and house she hasn’t stepped outside in years. When a new boy named Olly moves right next door, her entire world shifts and slowly but surely she ends up being a teenager with wants and needs like one. Will she risk her own life just to be with the one she loves?

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Great writing with some thoughtful quotes, but I found the romance to be way too quick and sudden, and the revelation at the end to be too predictable. I honestly turned the page and all of a sudden she’s already attracted to Olly after a couple of pages. I understand their emails and chats grew over a period of time but I didn’t find them very cute at all. I also didn’t care too much about the characters which probably sounds terrible of me, but I didn’t feel anything for them 🙁 The only character I felt for was the mother and I loved Madeline’s relationship with her mom. It’s one of the strongest I’ve read in a while and I liked how Madeline ends up being like a normal teenager when she pulls one of the most defying acts I’ve read about. I didn’t blame her one bit though.

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I wished I liked this more, but the writing was well done and I pulled a lot of quotes. Maybe the over-hype got to me because I was expecting something better.

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quotes

Life is hard. Everyone finds a way. (33)
Boys come and go. But mothers are forever. (113)
Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it. (141)
Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference. (174)
Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love. (218)

reading progress

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rating

3/5

three-stars

6 Comments

  1. Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    January 28, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Have to agree that the romance was very quick and the ending felt a little rushed. That big reveal wasn’t so big, haha!

    • giselle

      January 28, 2016 at 9:44 PM

      Totally wasn’t that big of a reveal lol it was too easy to guess!

  2. Karen @ One More Page...

    January 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    I actually really liked reading about Olly and Madeline’s relationship. The only thing that bothered me was how she kind of just flew across the country for him with no plan? The end seemed a little unrealistic for me, and I wish we got to hear more about her mom’s recovery.
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    • giselle

      January 26, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Yep exactly. I don’t understand the reasoning..It didn’t make any sense. It really did seem unrealistic. Me too.

  3. Sophia Rose

    January 22, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Bummer that you couldn’t connect with this one. I want to read it b/c the allergy part intrigues me, but I’ll keep in mind the instalove.
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    • giselle

      January 27, 2016 at 4:14 AM

      The allergy part was the most interesting for me. Too bad I didn’t like the rest..

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