Friday, June 2, 2017

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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This is a good, fast read.  And if you have seen the movie trailer, you probably think it's a cry fest but it's not.  I didn't cry once.  It's just a good story. Now, it is labeled as a Young Adult novel, so for parents who monitor what your kids read, the main characters do have sex.  It is not a big descriptive scene and they do have "responsible" sex with contraceptives.  However, that may not be appropriate for some of the younger readers.  My opinion.
Read it before the movie comes out!

Summary from amazon.com:
Risk everything . . . for love.
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. 

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.

Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative,  inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. 

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

I was on the fence about it - It was interesting, but not outstanding.