Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press on September 1, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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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.


*I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

When I first started the book, I had my doubts. Because if there’s anything I’ve learned all these years as a part of the book community, then it’s that half the time, the hype surrounding a book is usually overhyped and you’ll probably end up disappointed. Well, not this time.
‘Everything, Everything’ is a compelling read that’ll suck you in from page one. The writing style is tasteful, the characters are dimensional, and I totally loved everything, everything about this book.
I started this book at 2 am. I just wanted to get a glimpse of the first chapter and see what to expect, but I got sucked in right from the start and ended up finishing 60% of the book by 4 a.m. I had to get up early the next day. I remember thinking Yep, I’m screwed.
So, to begin with what I liked about the book, I loved the main character, Maddy. She’s African American/Japanese, so you gotta give the author credit for that. Shoutout to character diversity!
I also loved the writing. It was beautiful. Some lines were so deep and metaphorical, I had to reread them multiple times. Amazing. I love it when books do that to me.
I admit, there were some moments in the book when it felt like I was reading The Fault in Our Stars, but in my opinion, I liked this book better. Also, there was a kind of insta-love element here but I think that’s excused due to the MC’s circumstances and how little contact she has with the Outside.
I loved the illustrations in this book and how they were formatted throughout the book, it was very creative!
Overall, Everything, Everything is a book that glues you to your seat with it’s wonderful story and wonderful characters. So as a conclusion, I’d like to say that y’all better believe the hype about this book because it’s totally worth it!

RATING: 5 fish!

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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