Everything, Everything (Film Tie-in)
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Penguin Teen Australia
Release date: 03/04/2017
Pages: 306 pages
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.
Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her.
But then Olly moves in next dire. And just like that, Maddy realises there's more to life than just being alive.
You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads.
Thoughts on the book: May contain spoilers
Nicola Yoon has a unique way of making you really think about certain situations and what you would do in those situations and Everything, Everything was no different. Everything, Everything tells the story of Maddy who has a rare disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency which basically means she is allergic to the world. She can never leave her house which has been specifically fitted out with special air filters and vacuum air seals when you enter so that nothing can happen to Maddy. Maddy is used to her simple life living with her mum and her nurse Carla, well that is until a new family move in next door. Then the boy who looks to be about her age catches her attention and what ensures is a wirlwind friendship turn romance that will turn everything Maddy thinks she knows about herself on her head.
There really are no words to describe how amazing Everything, Everything is. I had read her second book, The Sun is Also a Star, previously and loved it but Everything, Everything went above and beyond the first book in so many ways. From the amazing plot line, to the loveable main character of Maddy and her supporting character Olly, to their wirlwind relationship, the amazing charts, personal notes and emails that appear throughout and finally to the life changing secret that Maddy learns about herself at the end this book really has it all. It's hard not to spill what the big secret is but all I'm going to say is I can understand why it happened, being a mother myself, you would do anything to protect your kids even lying if you think it's in their best interests. Granted I think Maddy's mum went a bit to far but considering their past it's easy to see how she came to the conclusion that she did.
I can't wait to read more from such a talented author.