Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
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.
This book had me feeling the feels.
It’s a classic teenage love story like it has been done so many times. However, Nicola Yoon’s writing is what made this book really great. It makes you feel right along Madeline, it takes you through all the ups and downs. There are swoons, laughs, giggles, tears – and it’s all done very artfully and wonderfully by Nicola Yoon. And the twist. THE TWIST. I did not see that one coming, not even a little bit.
Moreover, when you get to the end you realize it’s not really just another teenage love story. Truth is this book makes you think – how do you know if you’re really living your life to the fullest, or even just living it? Living is different from existing and this book explores that question in such a beautiful way. I cannot believe this is Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, I can honestly say I cannot wait until her next one.