Everything, Everything

Spoiler Alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.

– Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Author of the#1 New York Times bestseller The Sun Is Also a Star comes another instant #1 New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

This novel features the main character Madeline “Maddy” Whittier, who is diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which means she cannot leave her house, and hasn’t left her house for seventeen years. Then one day, a moving truck is seen next door in her neighborhood, and it happens to be a young man named Olly. Madeline is certain of two things: She is certain she will fall in love with Olly. She is also certain that it will be a disaster.

In this romantic novel, I found myself falling in love with not only the characters, but the story itself, and all the details they added. The visual drawings of the sticky note her nurse Carla makes to her are adorable and really pull you into the story as if you are Madeline herself. However, the twist in the story was certainty one I didn’t expect, and truth be told, wasn’t the biggest fan of. Once the pieces were put together, I found it to be a boring twist that could’ve been introduced in a better way. Without giving away any spoilers, I will tell you this much, it’s sad as it is unrealistic in my opinion.

The characters are well developed though. Madeline isn’t described as the stereotypical teenager; she is more than just a young teenager in love, she thinks twice before making a decision, and doesn’t base those decisions on Olly alone. Speaking of Olly, he is well developed as well. At first, he seems to be the type of young man that has no personality, but you soon come to realize that he has a lot more to him than meets the eye.

If you enjoyed The Sun Is Also a Star, you will enjoy Everything, Everything, a romance novel with an ending that will pull your heart strings.

Recommended for those who are a fan of Nicola Yoon or want to read a heartfelt romance story.

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