18 October 2015

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 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. 
{Special thanks to Bibliophile Soprano and Pinoy Book Tours for the review opportunity! (I borrowed the copy before Bibliophile Soprano returned it.)}


All her life, Maddy has lived in a white room, where everything is clean and safe. She has this disease wherein you don't know what you're allergic of, so you're basically allergic to the world. One magical day, a family moves in next door. (I can already imagine this scene happening in a movie. Like there's this slo-mo and stuff.) And there's this boy.

I expected this book to be a "poignant" one, since there's this disease, but no it's not. It's actually much more lighthearted than I expected. The romance is cute, the main characters are cute, but it's like a kissing book? (I'm exaggerating. But you know.)

My excitement was evenly distributed- there was almost no dull moment. Plus, I love the illustrations! Speaking of illustrations, the cover is gorgeous. The cover is the type of cover that will definitely make me want a book. (Or want a book more.)

It's actually rare for me not to fangirl over the main guy, (if you haven't seen my previous reviews, I really usually do) but yeah. Carla is my favorite character because I personally think that Maddy wouldn't be who she is without Carla.

The ending felt perfect! It's very positive and I didn't kick walls or anything just because this and that should've happened. I love it.

"Spoiler Alert: Love is worth everything. Everything."

I recommend reading this book because of the quotes, and the illustrations and the diversity (mixed-race characters, and I have never heard of SCID before reading Everything, Everything.) and because it's nice. PLUS, MADDY READS BOOKS!!!1!!

RATING: 4.75/5

I am so sorry because I can't really say much without spoilers.