Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Everything Everything

Last week I read the young adult book:
 Everything Everything 
by Nicola Youn 
From Good Reads:
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. She is content enough—until a boy with eyes the color of the Atlantic Ocean moves in next door. Their complicated romance begins over IM and grows through a wunderkammer of vignettes, illustrations, charts, and more.  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.

This was a good story, but it reminded me a lot of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which I probably liked a bit more due to not reading a book like this before. Madeline is very sick and cannot go outside her house (which is why the book grabbed my attention). Anyone coming in has to go through a decontamination process. Her mom is a doctor and Maddy also has a nurse that stay with her during the day, Carla, who was my favorite character.   A new family moves into the house next door and soon Maddy comes to know the blue eyed boy, Olly, who she knows she will fall in love with and also knows that it will be a disaster. The book takes them on a roller coaster ride of getting to know each other and also includes a good twist and a good theme: you don't know if you don't try.

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