Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

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.

I read Everything, Everything in just under a day. There are not many books I can say that about anymore, especially since work gets in the way of my reading. But with this, there was no way I was getting home from work and not reading. It got picked back up straight away. One late night of reading meant it was finished.

I picked this up because I wanted that almost The Fault in Our Stars hit, and I wasn't disappointed. It was heartbreaking and funny, and just plain perfect. 

Everything, Everything hadn't even seemed interesting to me before I saw the trailer for the film. All of my friends were reading it, and when that happens I try to avoid the book. My experience with books means that I won't like the things that are popular, especially the sorts that my friends read. I didn't read The Fault in Our Stars until I realised I liked the trailer to the film. 

I wish I had picked Everything, Everything up sooner because it was nothing like I expected. I thought it would be just another teen romance that's too similar to everything else that's out there at the moment, but I was definitely wrong. After reading it, it stands out so much to me than being a YA novel. It's deep, hard to read at times with the subjects and heartbreak later on, and it's gripping. To me, it's a perfect YA novel. 

The twists made it heartbreaking (and not in the way you expect from the blurb) and shocking. Although I did predict a few of the events earlier on in the book, I feel like it's the little hints towards the twist that make it so clever, because it shows that the doubt always exists.

I've been telling so many people to read this. Because it's brilliant. It's the YA novel I've been waiting years for, without knowing it. 

Have you read Everything, Everything? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

If you haven't, what are you thinking?! Go get it yesterday!

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