Book Discussion: Everything, Everything

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Hello, fellow readers!

I hope it’s a better reading month for you than it is for me! I have so many new things going on in September with school, and a new job, and my sister getting married and me saying that I would of course make her wedding dress and now there’s only a few days left and I’m freaking ooooouuuuut!

But it was important for me to fulfil my blogging promises and to share my impressions of Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything, Everything, so here I am!

This novel is about a teenage girl, Madeline, who is allergic to absolutely everything. A condition that prevents her from doing normal things, like, say, going outside. But when she starts communicating with her new neighbour, Olly, through signs across their bedroom windows and IMs, she wants to know more about that outside world he gets to see everyday, and more about him.

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First of all, isn’t the cover gorgeous? Yes, I totally judged that book by its cover and let me tell you it was a kickass first impression. The style of the chapters was really original, too. They varied a lot in size and format, with plenty of drawings and charts and text messages and I wanted more and more of the entire thing!

MADELINE’S DICTIONARY

prom*ise (‘präməs) n. pl. –es.

  1. The lie you want to keep.

-Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon

 

Second of all, not only is the whole novel addictive and amazingly written, it also happens to have a crazy plot twist. I mean, I don’t know about you guys, maybe it was predictable for everyone else, but personnally I never saw it coming. (I’m not going to spoil anything for those who haven’t read it yet, but everyone else, you know what I’m talking about, right?) I actually screamed at that particular scene in the novel, like screamed. I was angry as hell at you-know-who, but I was also amazed by how well the whole thing had been foreshadowed! (Woah, keeping things spoiler-free is harder than it seems and it makes me feel like I’m babbling more than reviwing!)

Loving someone as fiercely as my mom loves me must be like wearing your heart outside of your body with no skin, no bones, no nothing to protect it.

-Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon

I’m truly excited that the movie adaptation for this novel has been officially announced. I’m looking forward to watch it!


Now I want to hear you!

What did you think of the novel?

What was your favourite part? (I think I like their meeting the best, the whole thing about the cake was hilarious!)

Were you having doubts when Madeline went to Hawaii?

Could you forgive her mother for what she did?

Feel free to share in the comments or link your review of the novel if you have one on your blog, I would love to read it!

 

11 thoughts on “Book Discussion: Everything, Everything

    1. Yeah, it was a bit cheesy, I agree. But in the mean time I felt like Madeline deserved all the cheesiness in the world considering everything she missed out of life!
      It was sooooo selfish! 😮 I mean, that’s her whole childhood! I don’t think I could forgive her either, or at least I would need a lot of time on my own.

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      1. Ah yes that’s a good point, she’s never been outside of her house so really she deserved to go everywhere and see the world! It scared me that if Madeleine hadn’t have done what she did (trying not to spoil anything for future readers!) then her mum may never have stopped.

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