Monday, February 5, 2018

#Book Review: Everything, Everything by @NicolaYoon #YA #Teen



Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: YA, Romance, Teen
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Ember
Source: Self
Purchase: Amazon, Book Depository

Book Description:
Risk everything . . . for love.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. 


My Opinion:
I loved this book. It was imaginative, had a different type of story, was descriptive and had a bit of romance. I loved how the author's idea was original, and how she weaved technology into the story. I was delighted to find that there was artwork throughout the book.
This author had me hooked from the first page till the last with this beautifully written coming of age story. I just didn't want to put this book down. I loved how the author wrote in the text messages between Olly and Maddy. Who could also not LOVE the post it notes used in the story!
For me it was just a delightful read. My daughter also loved it and has called it her favorite love story of all time! (She's 12)
You fall in love with Maddy and Olly. You go on this self awareness journey with Maddy and don't want to come back. All the while turning the pages to see what happens next.
I highly recommend this book. It had everything I love in it. Romance, suspense, betrayal and more! It was an amazing book!

I give the book 5 of 5 stars!

About the Author:

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. You can find her at www.NicolaYoon.com and on twitter and tumblr @NicolaYoon




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Disclaimer: I purchased/won this book on my own. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the authors website.



Happy Reading!



27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a unique storyline. Could never imagine not being able to go outside. Loved that you enjoyed it and your daughter did too.

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    1. Yes, she is the one who persisted that I read it! We just got the Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon. She hasn't started it because she just stared some of the Warrior series by Erin Hunter that she loves so that one is on the back burner.

      Mary

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  2. Sorry deleted basically my same comment before. On my kindle and thought it did not go through.

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  3. This one has been on my TBR list for quite a while, especially since the movie came out. But after Fault in Our Stars, I'm not sure I'm ready for another teen romance that features a sickness. Will my emotions be able to handle it?!

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    1. This one is a happy one. I think they can. It goes back and forth but it's good!

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  4. I read this, and rarely read YA contemps, but like you I enjoyed it!

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    1. Awesome, like I said in my review my daughter got me to read it. I am so glad I did!

      Mary

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  5. I've heard such good things about this book! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and will keep the recommendation in mind.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it! It was so worth it.

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  6. I look forward to this one. It sounds like a good read.

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    1. Yes, I hope you get a chance to read it. Worth it! =)

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  7. This sounds like a great book. I remember there was a movie by the same name.

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    1. Yes, it is based off of the book. It is the same plot but there are some differences in the movie. I loved them both but I read the book first.

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  8. I t must be quite a challenge living with this disease. But, I do find those who suffer with such diseases are strong and courageous people who overcome their problems

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    1. I agree with that. I really did enjoy this book. I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  9. Interesting read, was this the book that turned into a movie or am I mistaken

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    1. No you are correct. It is the book the spurred the movie which was equally as good. But, I feel the book was better!

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  10. I LOVE those books that make you feel everything in between everything and everything! I've heard so many wonderful things about this book. And you mentioned being hooked from Page One-- that's something rare that I really, really love in a book. Thanks for the review!
    --Ann

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    1. Yes, it was fun to read and had my attention. I hope you get a chance to read it, you will enjoy it. It is a book for everyone!

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  11. I am always on the lookout for good books for my kids (I add them to my Amazon Wish List, and then when I have a couple extra bucks, I pick up a couple.) I think my 12 yr old daughter would love this as it sounds like the type of story line that would appeal to her based on what she is normally interested in reading.

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  12. I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time, seems like a lot of people like it and with the movie out last year I wanted to read it before I watched it.

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  13. nice story line. its something different never heard of such a story and an interesting book.

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  14. This does sound like a good book - and it must be true for some people, yet they long for what everyone else does. So when cupid's arrow hits, I must read to see what happens.

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  15. This sounds like a really sweet book. I'm going to let my teenage granddaughters read your review. I think they would love this book.

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  16. I think this movie was recently on HBO and I wanted to watch it but never did. Maybe I can now read the book.

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  17. Nice review🙂I didn't read the book before watching the movie, but my daughter(13) did. I think she liked the book. The movie was good. It kind of reminded me of another movie I watched, Midnight Sun. It was good , but sad😭

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