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Everything, Everything Hardcover – September 1, 2015
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"[A] fresh, moving debut."--Entertainment Weekly, A-
"YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here."--MTV.com
"This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Everything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful."—SLJ, Starred Review
“I give all the stars in the sky to Nicola Yoon's sparkling debut. Everything, Everything is everything, everything—powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
“With her stunning debut, Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon has constructed an entirely unique and beautiful reading experience. Gorgeous writing meshes with original artwork to tell a love story like no other. You’ve never read a book like this.” —David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland
“Everything, Everything has everything . . . romance, heart, and intelligence. Nicola Yoon's book and voice stayed with me long after I finished reading.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
“There's a quiet beauty about Everything, Everything that kept me captivated from start to finish. Olly and Madeline's love story stole my heart.”--Katie McGarry, author of Nowhere But Here
"This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut. Tender, creative, beautifully written, and with a great twist, Everything, Everything is one of the best books I've read this year." --Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Leaving Time
"A do-not-miss for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell (aka everyone)."--Justine Magazine
"A vibrant, thrilling, and, ultimately, wholly original tale that's bound to be an instant hit."--Bustle.com
"This is an easy romance to get caught up in."--Publishers Weekly
"Deeply satisfying."--The Bulletin
"Nicola Yoon’s first novel will give you butterflies."--Seventeen
“Not only was I totally hooked . . . by the end I was totally blown away.”—Arun Rath, NPR Weekend’s All Things Considered
“Heartwarming and inventive.”—Mashable.com
“Readers will root for the precocious Maddy as she falls hard for the boy next door . . . teens in search of a swoonworthy read will devour.”--Booklist
“It’s tempting to drop everything everything once you’ve begun . . . it’s hard not to be consumed by this tale of doomed love.” The Times, London
"I just couldn't put it down . . . If you’re a fan of The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay or Before I Die, then this book is for you."--TheGuardian.com
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
B&N Teen Blog
The Miami Herald
School Library Journal
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
An Indies Introduce selection
Selected as one of the Best Multicultural Books of the Year by the Center for the Study Multicultural Children’s Literature
Top Customer Reviews
This is the kind of book you want to read snuggled up where you can just tear through it. I loved the artwork throughout the story; I feel like it greatly strengthened the book. And now onto the book, itself!
It was freaking adorable. Like, I don't even know how else to talk about it besides all the warm fuzzies it gave me. Maddie and Olly have the sweetest relationship and it walks a fine line of being insta-love and slow burn all at once. I know, right? I don't even understand it myself. I was totally rooting for them and also waiting for my Olly to move across the street, bring me a Bundt cake, write messages on his window for me, and IM me at questionable times of night (or early morning). Oh, and he does parkour.
Olly also comes packaged with family angst, which yes, we've seen lots of wounded YA boys. But as someone that deals with an alcoholic father, I appreciated how Olly's family drama was conveyed subtly and affected him deeply without being overly "WOE IS ME."
I really liked the relationship between Maddie and her mom. I'm ready to play Phonetical Scrabble (and yes, it is what it sounds like)! I also liked her nurse Carla, who was a constant in her life and feels like a friend and second mom. I was happy to see a strong female presence in this book. A+ work!
The only thing I was not happy with was The Plot Twist. I feel like it's something many, many people are going to be torn over. You're either going to love it or hate it. But whichever camp you fall into, I believe Everything, Everything is a worthy read for its great characters, different storytelling techniques, and fluffy-ness.
Also posted at YAbooksgirl.wordpress.com w/ some extras :)
Maddie Whittier has grown up believing she is allergic to everything. Living in a sterile home protected by an airlock that prevents outside contaminants from entering, Maddie’s world is limited to books, the internet, and two women. Her widowed physician mother and her nurse, Carla are the only individuals with whom she has physical contact. Maddie watches the outside world through her bedroom window. Fascinated by Olly, the teen-aged son of new neighbors, Maddie eventually strikes up an online friendship with him that evolves into something more. As Maddie struggles to gain her independence and to experience real life, conflict with her mother creates the basis for and resolution of the mystery surrounding Maddie’s illness.
“Everything, Everything” provides a lesson for parents who seek to control the lives of their children and its effect on a child’s dreams. “…I try not to want things I can’t have …” In denying them the opportunity to experience the triumphs and tragedies inherent in growing up, parents limit the child’s life to a sterile, safe existence. Maddie expresses the frustration this creates in a child. “…For the first time …I want more than I have …” She also recognizes the effect this has on her. “…Wanting leads to more wanting. There’s no end …” She realizes that, based on past events, her mother’s love is founded on the desperate desire to protect her. Because of this, Maddie – like many teens – is determined to live her own life differently.Read more ›
I was actually really nervous to read this one because a lot of books about the main character being really ill just don’t work for me, but this one turned out to be one I really enjoyed.
I love the writing and the way Madeline’s story is told. The unique writing style made it fun for me. The character growth and romance tied together was realistic and the pacing was really well done for both parts.
I really like Madeline and Olly, individually and together. I also like Carla, Madeline’s nurse, a lot. The imagery is fantastic through out the entire story. It was really easy to feel like I was really there and be completely sucked into the story.
Part of the twist that happens is something I fleetingly thought of as a joke to myself, as in “wouldn’t it be crazy if _______ happened”. It completely was just a thought that I didn’t actually see coming, if that makes any sense what so ever. Also, with the way the twist was hidden, THAT part completely came as a surprise because it was covered up so well. I didn’t even think that everything that came to light was something that was a possibility.
The only reason I didn’t give this book a 5 star is because there was one thing in the twist that I think should have been covered more. I know it wasn’t the central part of the story, but I think it was just a HUGE thing that made the story that it really should have been given more attention. Now I can’t say what it is because HUGE spoiler, but after reading it I’m sure you would understand.
Overall, I really think everyone should give this one a try. It’s a super fast read and it just left me smiling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a really enjoyable read. Maddy was a great character, and although the ending was predictable, it was still fun watching it unfold.Published 15 hours ago by Tom
I really enjoyed this book.
Like many teens who have been hospitalized or chronically ill without much interaction in person with peers, the main character is a little... Read more
Awesome, awesome book. Quick read. Couldn't believe the ending! 4 stars, the ending ends quickly so I wanted more of the love story! Highly recommendPublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Originally, I saw friends reading this and they loved it. I immediately put my request in for it at the library. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was so excited to read this book, but it was not for me. I found the characters to be annoying and acted way too young for their age. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Chancie
I thought it was similar to Fault In Our Stars, but not nearly as sad.Published 15 days ago by Kindle Customer
Maddie has a condition that forces her to stay home or face getting sick and dying. Its all the life shes ever known and it wasn't until the next door neighbors moved in and Olly... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jessica Figueroa
This book is so sweet. I never thought while reading this I would feel like I was Maddy. She makes it feel so real. She is changing so much throughout the book. Best book ever! Read morePublished 16 days ago by Christina M.