Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Mar 2, 2023

Everything, Everything is such an amazing book. There’s an amazing plot
twist at the end, which really adds to the whole story. There are moments
where you hold your breath, mentally yelling at the character through the
pages of the book. I love how the book is written, how there’s never a dull
moment in the story, how you never know what could happen next. It’s
just an amazingly written book.

“I was happy before I met him. But I’m alive now, and those are not the
same thing.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything follows main character Maddy, who has a disease
where she could basically be allergic to anything, anywhere. Reactions to
these things could cause death, so they’re very cautious. Maddy lives with
her mom in a secluded house that she never, ever leaves. If she did, she
could be risking her own life. Everything that comes into the house is
completely decontaminated, and no one except for Maddy’s mom and
nurse are allowed to enter.

But then a new family moves in next door. Maddy watches them from her
window, taking note of everything they do. The boy, Olly, catches Maddy’s
attention. While the rest of his family seems to follow a tentative
schedule, he is everywhere at all times. She can never predict when she
will see him when she looks out her window, or where he will be.
Throughout the book, they find ways to communicate and get to know
each other, even with the boundaries of Maddy’s disease. But what if Olly
is worth breaking the rules for? Maddy is getting tired of missing out on
normal life events, missing out on seeing the world outside her window’s
narrow view. Would she be willing to risk her own safety?

“Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you
shouldn’t experience anything.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything really is a wild ride. You think you know what will
happen next, only to turn the page and find that this book will always be
keeping you on your toes. You really can’t go wrong reading this book, as it
is a masterpiece of words. I definitely recommend it!

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