Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is 2015’s book for my 30 For 30 Readathon. This is my second book from Nicola Yoon in my readathon, which is exciting. I really enjoyed her other book, The Sun Is Also A Star.
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.
I had seen the movie adaptation of this book before I read it an I had really enjoyed it. However, I did feel like I was missing something, like the film didn’t make complete sense.
As it turns out, when I read the book, it all came together and made so much more sense. Everything, Everything is a gorgeously told book about health, family, friendships, relationships and loss.
I also really enjoyed the books layout. The sketches and quirkiness of how some of the written pages are set out really add to the story and make for easy reading.
I highly recommend physically reading this book as opposed to listening to it. It really adds to the experience. Also, watch the film AFTER you’ve read the book (where possible).
I gave this book 5/5 stars.