Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Publication Date: Oct 31 2013
Source: Borrowed from my library
Link to the author: http://www.nicolayoon.com/
4 Humuhumunukunukuapua’a out of 5
love disaster, rare disease
Everything is a risk. Not doing anything is a risk.
I’d like to start by saying, I don’t read a lot of contemporary, but I am so glad I gave this one a try. I knew from the first few sentences that my heart was going to be broken – in the best possible way. So, I made sure to have a box of tissues close by and boy did I need them. Reading this story I felt happy, I laughed, I cried, I was angry, and that is the sign of a good book in my opinion. I was left raw but I loved every sentence of it. The main character is loveable, and she enjoys reading so of course I could relate to her and was quick to like her. Her disease is something I couldn’t imagine living with and that’s what had me intrigued. Okay so I guess the romance was insta-love and normally I don’t enjoy that but I didn’t mind one little bit in this case. It is easy to imagine that love would be quick for someone who has lived in a ‘bubble’. After all it wasnt just Olly she falls in love with but the life outside her four walls. I also enjoyed the uncommon format of the book; Maddy’s emails and book reviews. The way both characters felt trapped in their lives, even if it was in very different way, felt so poetic. The whole book just ticked off all my wants in a contemporary. The ending was the only part that felt a little off, some things weren’t described with the same detail as the rest of the book. All in all though, I would buy and re-read this book tomorrow.
What I liked: The first sentence. The fact that I was hooked from the first sentence. The easy humor that so often brought a smile to my face.
What I disliked: After Maddy discovers the truth it felt like some details were brushed over? Details I wanted to know, that felt important to me, seemed left out.
Would Recommend To:
First I recommened tissues, then to anyone who enjoyed If I Stay or The Fault In Our Stars.