Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Length: 320 pages
Expected Publication: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: 5 Stars
This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
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. -Goodeads
This is a review that has been a long time in coming. The reason being that, for the longest time, I had deemed no words eloquent enough to convey my thoughts about this book to the world at large.
Resolved in your content dis-ease,
Until the day that you espy,
Bundt cake dies a sordid death,
Secret meetings, stolen time,
With love full heart,
To walk death 's halls,
This poem is inspired by the all encompassing beauty that is the story of Maddie and Olly. Two people who fell in love anyway.
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