Date finished: Saturday 9th September 2017
First time reading?: Yes
From Goodreads: “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. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?”
This book was on my radar for a while before I finally bought it. Amazon had a deal for 3 paperbacks for £10, and this was one of the books off my wish list I ordered within the offer. All the reviews I’ve seen from people I follow on Instagram and Twitter were generally positive for the book; I know there’s a movie out now too, but the trailer sparked minimal interest in me. I’ll wait for Netflix.
The book, however, was a wonderful little piece of sunshine. It was such a feel good wonderful young adult novel and the way the book was laid out made it so easy to read and just fly through across a few days.
I loved how the book was interspersed with moments such as apparent screen shots of computers and text screens on phones. It added to the realism and flow of the story, and made it really easy to read through 50 pages without even realising you’d gone that far. The whole “just one more chapter” argument didn’t really work for this book, and I can understand how so many people read it in one sitting.
I have another of Nicola Yoon’s books on the shelf waiting to be read, and after this book I’m looking forward to reading it. She has a way of writing that just makes you want to keep going without stopping. I’m not sure if she has other books out other than these two, but I have a good feeling that she’ll end up being one of my favourite young adult authors.
The only real negative I have about this book is that I did kind of see the twist coming. I had a strong feeling about a third of the way in that there was going to be a twist and what it would be, and I’m a little bit sorry to say I was right. Admittedly it turned everything on it’s head, but it’s just a shame it was a little bit on the predictable side.
Despite this I still enjoyed reading “Everything, Everything” and am looking forward to reading more of Nicola Yoon’s work in the future. And I definitely appreciate the number of people who commented on the book saying they devoured it in one sitting. I can see how easily it could be done.
My rating: 6.5/10