The instant #1 New York Times bestseller–soon to be a major motion picture! In theaters May 19, it stars Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly.
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.
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Like so many YA romances this had the potential to be something better than what the genre normally falls back on; I recommend now you suspend a certain level of faith in realism in order to enjoy this book.
The only big negatives I found were that author wants you to believe a parent/doctor has complete ability to diagnosis and treat their child, even going so far as to imprison them for nearly 20 years without anyone in any kind of authority position (ie – CPS, the medical system, law enforcement, etc) questioning the validity of this and the how the main characters concluded this story.
This was supposed to be a book about hope and there was plenty of it. In many ways there are great lessons about how to face adversity, not let go of a positive attitude and being grateful for what you have so you should make the most of it. Maddy and Olly were great characters in that you were given a very true sense of who they are, the complex lives they lead and the risks they are willing to take because their development over the course of the story provides enough background and motivations to make their choices feel real. It’s the adults around them that you must stick your head in the sand to avoid thinking about or you’ll get frustrated.
There are many good points in the story, the writing style flows quickly and I was able to get through this book in less than an hour thanks to a quick pace with an uncomplicated plot. It’s one of those you have to read at least once but I can’t imagine returning to it. Although it’s exactly the kind of book Hollywood loves to make into a ‘Nicholas Sparks-esque’ movie so it came as no shock to see that it’ll be coming to theaters this Spring.
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