Wednesday, 10 August 2016


TITLE: Everything Everything
AUTHOR: Nicola Yoon
PUBLISHER:  Corgi Childrens 
RATING:  5/5


Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.

Madeline Whitter is eighteen years old, and hasn't left her house. Leaving her house could result in her death, as she has SCID. She needs close monitoring, by her nurse called Carla and her Mother, who is a doctor. 

But when Olly moves in next door, and starts to open Maddy to all of the possibilities in the world that she's never experienced- freedom is just a touch away. But what consequences will this freedom have?

As an avid reader, you always have books that you liked or loved: or ones that you couldn't take your eyes off. 'Everything Everything' fits right into that category. I flew through this in two days while on holiday, so it is the perfect summer read. 

You really start to build up a close connection with Madeline, Yoon writes so perfectly and realistically that Maddy starts to feel real- and you start to know her on a personal level. This is the first book of Yoon's I have read, and I already want more. Her writing style is so colourful and vibrant that you can't help but become utterly enraptured and locked into the pages. 

Olly is also another brilliant character, he could have his own book- I want to find out more about his background. The two main characters meet, and you can see how they have even more things you don't know about them; they can expand out into more and more books. I liked the way their relationship was presented, especially though emails: and I adored reading when they met for the first time- my heart just wanted to explode.

The plot was outstanding, a delicate, intricate web that had been weaved into perfection. Fast, bewitching and leaving you with a taste for more; it will have you gasping at every turn of the page. I think you can guess that I rate this book 5/5: I fell in love and will be recommending it for a long time to come.  I can't wait to read Nicola's next book The Sun is also a Star, which is released in November.

1 comment

  1. I also loved this book, even as a slightly older reader, and read it in pretty much one sitting. But I maintain that romances in YA fiction are totally over played and don;t think this is an exception. It was a pleasurable read and somewhat thought provoking but I came away thinking it could have been so much more without Olly as a love interest. I would have loved to have found out more about her father and brother and how their deaths affected her mum. In fact, I think the book could have taken a completely different route of focalising through the mother... definitely raises some moral questions though


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