Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything EverythingTitle: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary – Romance – Young Adult

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it.

 


Summary:

Live life in a bubble? Or risk everything for love?

Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn’t left her house in seventeen years.

Olly is the boy next door. He’s determined to find a way to reach her.

Everything, Everything is about the crazy risks we take for love.

My thoughts:

I just finished this book in one sitting. It helps that it’s not that big of a book and has some very short chapters, but still… one sitting. Wow.

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the writing style, the nice quotes and the unique way of intertwining emails, IM’s and even drawings in between the chapters. I especially loved Maddy’s ‘short reviews’ of books. I thought the romance was nice and sweet and all the emotions felt real to me. But what I really liked was that this story did not go at all the way I had expected it to go. I kind of already had the entire book mapped out in my head and while the beginning kind of matched, at one point there is a plot twist that I personally did not see coming at all. It was an unexpected pleasure to be caught so off guard.

Only downside to this book for me was that once the plot twist happened, the book ended too quickly. I would have liked a few more pages, a deeper look into the characters’s motivations and emotions, a bit more of a resolution.

Overall definitely a four star book, one I would easily recommend to anyone wanting a nice, quick, fun, emotional and sweet contemorary YA.

Favorite quote:

“I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing: we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we’d be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don’t renew. They age, and age us. In two weeks my skin will have no memory of Olly’s hand on mine, but my brain will remember. We can have immortality or the memory of touch. But we can’t have both.”

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