Book Review/ /Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon





Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon
“Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it.”
Summary: Madeline has a disease that prohibits her to the outside world. Her immune system is not capable of surviving the atmosphere outside of her sanctified home in southern California. Her mother and hired nurse are the only people she has ever made contact with... until Olly, the new neighbor moves next door.
Madeline keeps track of every neighbor that she can see from her glass pane wall. She tracks their habits and daily activities because that's the only way she can get to know them from her position. Soon after she follows the routine of the family next door, she realizes that they're all practical, besides the older brother, Olly. He fascinates her in a non-practical way. He gives her the inspiration to be more than what she can be. The two correspond by email and few glances through the glass that separates them both, and then finally by an air-filtered room.
Once Madeline realizes there's a possibility in a better and more exciting life, her wants and desires cannot be satisfied with the life before Olly. Her whole life is changed now that she's experienced a true friendship, full of trust, hope, and aspiration.

Thoughts:
From the first page, this book captivated me. The mere thought of a disease that makes the patient not able to live and breath in the world, to touch and experience life like others do, was fascinating. It caused my eyes to open and see how grateful I am to be able to live in a world where I can. However, there were a few things about the book that made me want to stop reading.

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Appropriate Age: 15+
(Warning: SPOILERS)
Language Alert: "Jesus" was used in vain several times by different characters throughout the book. "Godd*n" and "sh*t" were used by one of the antiheroes. "Bastard" is also used on one occasion. 
Violence: The new neighbors' father is abusive towards the wife and ends up hitting Olly. 
Sex: The two protagonists end up forming attractions for each other. There are several kisses innuendoes and detailed attractions for the other. Unfortunately, they decide to have intercourse before marriage. It is very brief and thankfully not detailed. 

Similar Reads: To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han. Dear Mr. Knightley, Katherine Reay. The Wrath and The Dawn, Renee Ahdieh. Heartless, Marissa Meyer. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green.


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