review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

“Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.” 
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Publication Date: September 1st 2015
Pages: 320
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary

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.


(My copy of Everything, Everything is a ARC (advanced reading copy) so the things that I'm stating here may not be in the published copy. Thank you!) 

Everything, Everything wasn't exactly everything.

Which was really disappointing. The little snippet makes it sound really good! Plus, the cover is downright gorgeous. Alas, me and this book just didn't work.

Madeline is the main character of Everything, Everything. Madeline here is allergic to the world. It's apparently called SCID. One of the first things that made me upset was you never really understood this disease. I guess because it's very rare? I did some Google-ing and I found very little information about this disease. So with this disease, Madeline can only stay alive inside her house and care from her nurse, Carla. Her mother is also a resident there. She has a very close relationship with these ladies because they are the only people that Madeline ever sees. Until, Mr. Olly. 

My second problem with this book was, Olly's and Madeline's relationship. Their relationship was so cheesy and total insta-love. There was no buildup with this relationship! Just, Oh Olly I love you and Oh Madeline I love you. No! No! No! Argh!!! *pulls out hair* Oh I'm sorry. I never introduced Olly. Olly is Madeline's new next door neighbor. Of course. My third problem with this book was, the plot. Oh wait, there was no plot! Basically our plot here was, Madeline and Olly can't "fall in love" because of Madeline's disease so they try to find way. Yeah. 

Everything, Everything was a fascinating book but... there was some downs some the ups. Something just didn't click or make common sense. Madeline eats whatever she wants... uhhh what happen to "'I'm allergic in the world?" and you learn nothing about the disease? I would like some basic information about this interesting disease. Some things just bugging me for not making sense. 


I love Olly and Madeline and their young love. The plot was fascinating with Madeline's disease but like I said, some things just didn't make sense. The amazing plot twist and Madeline's escape left me biting my nails, seriously. Such a interesting story! Well done Nicola.


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  2. This sounds like one of those amazingly terrible books that you can't help but fall in love with just because it's so different to anything else!
    I might even have to have a read myself!
    Love your blog :)


  3. I. Loved. This. Book. So. Much. <3

  4. I have been wanting to read this since it was released! It is unfortunate that there isn't much background about the disease, though. How can she eat anything she wants, that really doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Awesome review, Anna and love the photos!

    1. That's great! Yes, I was hoping to learn more about this disease. :( Thank you so much Erin! Have a great day!

  5. Sounds like a great book~! I've thought about reading it, and now I will <33


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