Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: September 1st 2015
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.
One thing I can say for sure about this book is that it’s one of the most uniquely written books I’ve read in a while. I liked that some of them were journal entry types of pages, some were IM conversations, and others were just normal novel stuff. But, I don’t know if I liked the actual book itself if that makes sense?
I felt like this was a really good story line, and it was a really good idea that could have been done a lot better. I wish it was longer, because the main idea was really awesome and could have gone in such a better way, but it just seemed to fall short. It was like we reached the middle of the book, and everything was just shoved at us.
It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of contemporary. I pretty much only read fantasy, whether it’s high fantasy or not, or books with some sort of paranormal aspect. I think I just don’t like them because they all seem the same to me, but this one didn’t! I was so excited that the plot seemed so different than anything else I’d read before, especially when it came to contemporary books. And then the girl met the boy. And they fell in love in like, five days.
That is the exact thing that I hate about contemporaries. I’m not going to pretend that fantasy and high fantasy books don’t have insta love, because they definitely do sometimes, but contemporaries are kind of known for them.
I seriously think they knew each other, virtually mind you, for like a week or two, and she was already starting to feel the ‘symptoms’ or love or whatever.
I’m going to keep this review spoiler free, pinky promise, so I won’t talk about the plot twist in this book, but honestly it kind of mad me like the book less. It was a good plot twist and all, but it was pretty predictable towards the end.
This wasn’t a bad book in any sense of the word, but it definitely wasn’t as great as I was hoping for. I think I’m going to go read a good fantasy book after this.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!