Monday, August 14, 2017

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon book cover and review
Everything, Everything is a quick, enjoyable read with an interesting premise.

Maddy has a disease that has made her allergic to everything. She has to stay in her house in isolation from everyone and everything besides her mother and her nurse.  Anyone coming to visit has to go through a pretty severe decontamination process.

A new family moves in next door and Olly, a teen boy, catches Maddy's eye.  They begin to communicate through their windows, and then on the computer.  Soon Maddy's nurse is allowing Olly secret visits, as long as they don't touch.

Eventually Maddy's mom finds out, and puts an end to it.  Maddy is depressed and can't stand not being allowed to communicate with Olly, but she knows it's a relationship destined for ruin. Or is it?

As a reader, you really want the story to have a happy ending, and Yoon devises a way.  I suspected something like this -- but didn't know exactly how it would play out.  So you get some closure and a satisfying conclusion.

Everything, Everything is very quick and hard to put down. It's fluff, and a bit predictable, but sometimes that's what you want.  I'm pretty picky about my contemporaries, and I'm glad I chose this one.

Published by Delacorte, 2015
Copy obtained from the library
 310 pages

Rating: 4/5





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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this book, more so than her next novel The Sun is Also a Star.

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  2. I liked both of Yoon's books but I agree that the books are both inevitable or I figured them out pretty quick. Students seemed to like them, too.

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  3. I can't get over the cop-out ending in this one. It ruined the novel for me, although I'm not sure there was any other way to create a happy ending. Still ...

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