What I Read: I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is a young adult fiction book. And it has 306 pages. And i give this book a 8.5/10.
How It Starts: The book starts off with the main character Madeline Whittier. She likes to read and in her books she has a reward when found page. Sometimes the rewards are fanciful and sometimes not so much. But the rewards don’t matter because there is no one who needs reminding to return a book, because no one can borrow them anyway. Madeline or Maddy for short has a rare condition called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SKID, which means she’s allergic to the outside word or anything that has been outside. She hadn’t really wanted to go outside until she meets Olly, the boy next door. She falls for him, but can’t meet him because she is sick, and she had never wanted to go outside more. Until Carla (Maddy’s nurse) finds out what the situation is and brings Olly to meet Maddy for the first time.
How It Gets Complicated: Maddy realizes that she’s not living, she’s just thriving. She wants to live her life not run away from it by staying inside. So she decides that she’s done not living and she took a leap in faith hoping that she wouldn’t fall or you know die. So she bought plane tickets for her and Olly to go to Hawaii together.
What I liked: I liked the story and how it developed from the main character being scared of living and so dependent on her mom and on Carla, to her being independent and ready for any challenge that she was faced with.
What I disliked: I don’t have many things that I disliked.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a developing story. A story where the main character starts off scared of life, and ends with the character wanting nothing but to live.