You know when you start reading a book with a character that has a clinical illness so you go on this rollercoaster of emotions with the character but cannot bear to put it down and stop the sadness? That is how I would explain Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. So full of heart and hope.
This book revolves around a girl named Maddy who is allergic to the world and is forced to live in the confines of her home with her mother. Maddy, in her 17 years of life didn’t think about leaving her home and was happy in seclusion with her mother and caretaker until a boy, named Olly, moves in next door.
You can see the dilemma already. A girl who is allergic to the world has found her first love and she cannot even breathe the same air as him. Everything, Everything, was a rollercoaster of emotion and even though Maddy has extreme medical conditions you can always find something to connect to. The relationships in this novel were well established and written very well.
I listened to this book on audio and it took me less than two days to finish it, impressive huh? I enjoyed the characters draw to each other and their little quirks that made everything personable. If you enjoy books like The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor and Park then I would recommend this to you!
*live simply, love lightly, laugh loudly*