Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- page 218
Quote: “Maybe growing up means disappointing the people that we love.”
Context: Maddy just left with Olly to Hawaii, and this is a problem because of her disease. Everyone is worried about her, especially her mom. She meets a guy named Zach and they bond over how they don’t want to disappoint their parents but they feel like they always do.
This Makes Me Think: Parents are going to be disappointed in you sometimes, it’s just a part of life. But parents will never keep you from being who you are. They love you unconditionally and if they are good parents they will never judge you, doubt you, belittle you, or neglect you. Our parents are here to help guide us, but not to make all of our decisions for us.
In my personal opinion I love Rudy. I think that he really does have Liesel’s best interest at heart and really does want nothing but the best for her. Although he might have a crush on her he really does love her as a friend. And you can tell that he always does everything that he can to protect her. Rudy should really be appreciated more by Liesel because there is nothing that he wouldn’t do for him. Rudy really is selfless and he would do anything for Liesel. Everyone needs a friend like Rudy, and when you have one make sure that you appreciate them.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 174
Quote: Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.
Context: Madeline just snuck out of her house and went to Ollys, she decided she didn’t want to live her life inside. I think that she had the thought of if she had to stay inside for the rest of her life, was she really living, or was she just thriving. So she told Olly not to be scared, that she took some magic pills from Canada and she could be outside. He believed her.
This Makes Me Think: She lied to Olly and I think that she really wants him to believe that she’s going to be okay. I think that she just wants him to have faith in her, and wait for her. It’s nice when you have someone who cares for you enough to wait for you till you figure things out. And she just wants Olly to have faith in her, and when the time is right, go on her first adventure, and take her to see the world.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 176
Context: At first I’m not sure what I’m looking at. It’s like reading a seemingly random collection of words before the sentence becomes clear. “It’s beautiful,” I say. “It’s called an orrery.”
In their words:
an apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites,etc., in the solar system
In my words: A solar system model.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 97
Quote: “Wow.” He turns his head to look at me and I can see him trying to come to terms with just how sick I am. I look away. “The settlement paid for it.” Before he can ask I add: “The trucker who killed my dad and brother fell asleep behind the wheel. He’d been working three shifts in a row. They settled with my mom.” He turns his head back toward the ceiling. “I’m sorry.” “It’s strange because I don’t really remember them. Meaning I don’t remember them at all.” I try to ignore the feelings that surface when I think about them. There’s sadness that’s not quite sadness, and then quilt. “it’s weird to miss something you’ve never had-or don’t remember having anyway.”
Context: Madeline Whittier is an 18 year old girl who has a disease called SKID or severe combined immunodeficiency. And she is falling in love with Olly, her next door neighbor who she has been emailing and just met him face to face in real life.
This makes me think: The quote makes me think that she’s already been through so much pain and sadness without having a father figure in her life. She says that it’s weird to miss something that she’s never known or had, but she still misses him because she doesn’t know what it’s like to have a dad. I feel like there are certain things that a dad can teach you and certain things that a mom can teach you. And she didn’t have those specific lessons.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page
Quote: “How was the birthday?” She begins unpacking her medical bag. “We had fun.” “Vanilla cake and vanilla frosting?” she asks. “Of course.” “Young Frankenstein?” “Yes.” “And you lost the game?” she asks. “We’re pretty much predictable, huh?”
Context: The book starts with a 17 year old Madeline Whittier. Her life is a little different because of the fact that she has never been outside, due to her disease called SCID or severe combined immunodeficiency. This means that she basically can’t live a normal life of a teenager. No driving, no friends, no boyfriend, no real life experiences. So with her not so normal life, her best friends are her mom and her nurse Carla. The book starts the day before her 18th birthday.
This makes me think: This quote really made me think about how life is too short to be predictable. I get some people have their traditions but its nice to do something different and unpredictable every once and awhile. In the quote, she is just so predictable, this is her 18th birthday. She’s supposed to be preparing to move and become a real adult with her own house and a job. I think that it would be hard doing the same thing over and over again, knowing that other kids your age are preparing for collage and adulthood, and knowing that if you just step outside for 1 second can change your world in an instant. It made me realize that I need to take chances and be daring and unpredictable sometimes because life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 128
Context: “Should I move?” He stretches the rubber band taut between his thumb and index finger.
In their words: tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
In my words: Drawn back so it is tight and firm.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 68
Context: Carla watches my antics in the mirror, amused and bemused at the same time.
In their words:
a playful trick or prank; caper.
a grotesque, fantastic, or ludicrous gesture, act, or posture
In my words: Behavior that one does when nervous or trying to be silly
Secret keeping is hard and it sometimes can make a person kind of crazy. I know when I was like 11 or 12 it was really hard for me to keep small secrets, but Liesel has to keep the biggest secret of them all, and it must be hard for her. And usually when you have a secret you have at least one person that you can talk about your feelings on the matter, but the only people who know is Liesel, Rosa, and Hans and I don’t think that they really want to talk about it either. I think that it will affect her later in life when she doesn’t have to keep the secret anymore. But they are breaking the law and you know that Liesel is feeling scared and pressured into doing something that can potentially put her only family in and take the guy that she is getting to know to a death camp.
Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- page 59
Context: “It’s just wonderful, my dear. But how will he eat all that scrumptious food with his helmet on?”
In their words: DELIGHTFUL, EXCELLENT
In my words: Absolutely perfect and delicious.