Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5 stars
Page Count: 310
Stand Alone
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: September 1, 2015

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.

1. First off, I really hate myself at the moment for waiting so long to read this book. I bought it the day it came out and since then, it's just been chilling on my shelves, screaming at me to read it already. I'm in a huge contemporary mood, whether it's because of the season or what, so I'm reading as many as I can. Specifically, contemporaries that I have yet to read and really need to. I love contemporaries but I DO NOT like the cheesy, sappy, gag-worthy storylines so it's a little difficult for me to not find things I didn't like about a romance book. However, this one is a game changer. Here's the review:

2. I adore books that are diverse in the sense that the main character is very different from other books that I've read. In this book, our main character Madeliene has a very rare disease which prevents her from going outside and keeps her in a sterilized environment for her entire life. I loved that she was the type of person who didn't feel like she needed anything, not really. Sure, she wanted to know what it felt like to be outside but at the same time, she made the best of what she had and the situation she was in. I love characters that have something very different about them and Madeliene was an instant favorite for sure. 

3. The writing style is also very unique and I loved it. The book has small illustrations strewn throughout and even some pictures, sticky notes, emails, IMs and other cool little bits to really bring the story to life. I also loved that the chapters were very short, never being more than five pages it seems. Some chapters were as short as a single paragraph or even a single sentence. Every word counts in this book and I couldn't stop reading it because of that. 

4. I also loved that all the characters in this book are dealing with their own personal emotional stresses and the book doesn't gloss over it but instead builds upon it to give it a more realistic feeling. The emotions are brought out as the story progresses and you get to see and feel the frustrations, sadness, grief, and love as you get to know the characters. Another thing I loved was that there were some surprising twists to the story that honestly left me shocked and the ending was nicely written so as to leave you as a reader hanging a little bit but still satisfied. Feeling all the feels, of course. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a really quick read and I can totally see myself rereading it in the future. I don't really know if I even have anything at all about this book that I didn't like other than that it got a little too sappy for me a couple of times but then again, it is a contemporary. I still highly recommend it! 

So I hope you guys enjoyed this book review! Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!


  1. I REALLY want to try this book. Especially as the more people I see raving about it, the more I crave having it in my own two hands. It seems like this one is diverse and unique and is a promising story as well. That's what I need in life :)

    1. Ooh, yes! You must read it! It was such a fun book but emotional as well but it was just so good! Hopefully you get to read it soon!!