Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller.
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.
And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
All teenagers feel claustrophobic at some point, but Madeline Whittier’s situation is different. She’s spent her entire life in a pristine, airtight house due to a rare medical condition. Her days stretch on with monotonous regularity until the day that cute, black-clad Olly moves in next door. There’s so much to love in Everything, Everything, a hopelessly romantic and thoughtful novel. The story is told through Madeline’s eyes, and Nicola Yoon uses IMs, emails, charts, and original drawings to bring her characters' idiosyncrasies to life. We loved every page—and are ecstatic that the book’s being made into a movie.
Madeline Whittier, a biracial 18-year-old, has severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare condition that renders her allergic to nearly everything and requires her to live inside a carefully sealed environment. Madeline's contact is limited to her physician mother and her full-time nurse, until handsome Olly moves in next door. Madeline falls for him from her window and begins disobeying the rules that keep her from the outside world. Despite the serious dangers posed by Madeline's medical condition and Olly's violently alcoholic father, Yoon's debut reads breezily. Many chapters consist of single, short paragraphs, as well as emails, chat exchanges, and Madeline's pithy book reviews (of Lord of the Flies, "Spoiler alert: Boys are savages"). Yoon's husband provides diagrams, cartoons, and other illustrations that reflect Madeleine's claustrophobia, whimsical longings, excitement over Olly, and sense of humor. The main conflict is resolved in a few brief pages and reflects an overall tendency for things to happen a bit too easily. Even so, this is an easy romance to get caught up in. Ages 12 up.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE
I bought the book at a store and I'm cannot put it down and when I have to I can't stop thinking about how much I want to read it. Everything's so descriptive and makes you want to read more every chapter. I really do recommend this book because I got this yesterday and I'm almost done.
This book was the snizzle to my dizzle
It is amazing, very unexpected events, you will not want to put it down. I love it! I will be watching for more books by this author!