Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

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The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known
Publisher: New York : Ember, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781524769604
1524769606
Characteristics: 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoon, David - Illustrator

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Mya614
Mar 25, 2018

Loved this book. It's realistic. I just wish there was more of what happened at the end of the book. How it all turned out.

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bigcoweye
Mar 22, 2018

JUST. READ. THIS. BOOK!!!

'Everything, Everything' really is everything. You'll laugh and cry and relate and feel like you are living alongside the characters. So stop reading this and go get yourself a copy!

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jen_033
Feb 24, 2018

The story was a lighthearted romance and is a cute, short read, but it is very predictable. Also, there were many things left unanswered in the plot (what happened to Maddy when she was 8?). The reading of this story requires a lot of suspension of disbelief: could Maddy really just, book a flight and leave? Would Olly really spontaneously go with her, just because she found a sketchy pill from the internet? It is still a very good read, but some parts of the story will feel as though something was lacking.

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Cutie_Panda_99
Feb 20, 2018

I've been seeing this book pop up for a while now, and after seeing it again, knowing it came out in theaters, I had to see what the hype was all about. Some might say the plot twist was a bit predictable, and I guess it was, from all the foreshadowing and heavy hinting, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book! (You know you liked something if you're willing to stay up till the middle of the night for it, and honestly, I think it was worth it.) Yoon made Olly and Maddy come alive. The first several pages threw me off at first from the way it was formatted, but you'll understand more about why it was made that way as you read more about Maddy's life.

I haven't read a book with this type of storyline, so I'm glad I picked this one up. Overall, highly recommend!!

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KatG1983
Feb 18, 2018

Good for what it is - teen romance-y drama ... it's a compelling fast read (though a tad predictable).

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KateCCL
Feb 11, 2018

This is a good, easy read for when you want to read about someone living a completely different life from your own. I look forward to seeing how it's been translated into a film.

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dnk
Feb 02, 2018

I finished this book in one sitting, no longer than three hours. Yoon put me not only into the sterile white room Madeline lived in, but also her happy if sheltered mindset. Although Madeline turns eighteen at the beginning of the book, she comes across as more of a well-adjusted, bookish eleven year old.

Her life is interrupted by the arrival of Olly, the Boy Next Door with a wicked sense of humor, a desire to see the world as an equation and a troubled home life. The two begin their romance via email and instant messaging, but soon virtual isn't enough and Madeline's nurse helps sneak Olly in for visits. First the visits are short and chaste, but the two can't resist a kiss. When Madeline's mother finds out, she has to make a choice between the safe life she's always had and the more dangerous one that makes her feel alive. But what if Madeline's mother is right and being alive is deadly?

It was obvious that something was not quite right with the timeline of Madeline's life. The way the author brought the threads of the discrepancy together was intellectually satisfying but also heartbreaking. However, watching Madeline "grow up", albeit in a short period of time, was equally uplifting.

Highly recommended for YA readers.

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jasminegambino
Jan 31, 2018

Watched the movie first, then read the book. Finished it in one day! Absolutely loved it. 5 out of 5 stars! Going to go back and rewatch the movie to compare and contrast. Looking forward to reading Nicola’s other books.

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BookELY
Jan 08, 2018

You will read this book in one sitting, and it's good if you're just looking for a quick, gripping, fun to read, lighthearted teen romance novel.
The downside is, unfortunately it's not that deep. For all I heard about the book, it was a bit disappointing because it's not that moving and the characters are kind of boring and very predictable. Nothing in the book really makes you feel any emotion.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 29, 2017

Nicola Yoon’s Everything Everything was recommended to me by a friend, and I really liked it. I enjoy realistic fiction books, and as I read this book, I found it to be unique and basic at the same time. Everything Everything is about a teenage girl named Madeline who suffers from SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) which is a sickness where the person who hones it has a very sensitive immune system, and Madeline who has never stepped outside of her home falls in love with the new boy next door. This book was unique in the aspect that it was revolving around a character who was extremely sick, and was basic, because there is romance involved and it includes the boy who just moved in next door. Yoon made the book inspirational to young readers, but also predictable. While Madeline’s stubborn nature to be in love with a boy and find every way to be with him was inspirational to the readers, I found the ending to be weak because it was so predictable and simple. Overall, I rate this book a 3.5/5, and recommend this book to readers 14 and up who enjoy romance novels.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

When I first read this book in 2015 I liked it because, sincerely, everyone did. But when I reread it now, I think of how unrealistic and infuriating it is. Madeline has a rare disease in which she cannot leave her home and has spent her 17 years confined with only her mother and nurse, Carla, visiting her. With the company of books, she spends her days in the same fashion until she looks out her window and sees a new neighbour. She is enthralled by Olly, and somehow the two become lovers through emails and texts. Then, she has a rare moment of rebellion and runs out of her house, grabbing Olly and jetting of to Hawaii. Sound realistic? I didn’t think so either. I’m glad this was a short book, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to get through it. The layout was also refreshing, with visuals to match. Rating 2/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Mar 22, 2018

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Cutie_Panda_99
Feb 20, 2018

"What would I see in the mirror if I were a normal girl? Would I think that I was too fat or too thin? Would I dislike my hips, my waist, my face? Would I have body-image issues? As it stands, my only issue is that I would gladly trade this body for one that works properly." Page 205

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Hankate20
Jul 27, 2017

- "Love opens you up to the world."
- "I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now and those are not the same thing"
- "I loved you before I knew you."
- "I don't know the answer to this question. The only thing I know for sure is that this —being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him—is everything."
- "He's trapped by the same memory of love, of better times, that his mother is, and it isn't enough."
- "Olly: my life is better with you in it
Madeline: but mine isn't"
- "But anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive"
- "Love is worth everything. Everything"

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trulyjennifer
Sep 22, 2016

“Will I encounter turbulence? Yes. Into all lives a little turbulence must fall.”

“In the beginning there was nothing and then there was everything.”

“The Void – a universe that can wink into existence can wink out again.”

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QnVz
Aug 16, 2016

" Not pointless," she says, and looks at me seriously. "Just because you can't experience everything doesn't mean you shouldn't experience anything..." (Carla to Madeline)

AL_ZOEY Aug 09, 2016

"You're not living, if you're not regretting."

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livieb17
Oct 17, 2015

it's soothing to see an entire world at once-to see the pieces and know how it all fits together. Page 296

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livieb17
Oct 17, 2015

We watch the way the water pulls back and turns over and beats against the sand, trying to wear the earth away. And even though it doesn't succeed, it pulls back and pounds the shore again and again, as if there were no last time and there is no next time and this time is the time that counts. Page 232

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livieb17
Oct 17, 2015

There's no denying it now. I'm in the world. And, too, the world is in me. Page 196

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livieb17
Oct 17, 2015

I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing. Page 181

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livieb17
Oct 15, 2015

Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it. Page 141

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maroon_chicken
Jan 13, 2016

Other: This book has lots and lots of errors! For instance: In one scene, the passage of time seems inconsistent; there are post-it notes that are signed "Carla" even though the character who wrote them is Janet; the definition of "surprise" (according to this book, its plural is "surprisees"); and a picture of the earth that's a mirror image of the actual thing.

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