Everything, Everything is Nicola Yoon’s Debut novel. A YA Romance, it is cute, funny, sad, refreshing and unique in its own way! I read it because of some good review by a fellow blogger, no regrets!
Madeline suffers from SCID and at 17, she cannot leave her sterilised house. She doesn’t see anyone except her mum and Carla, her nurse. She studies online and reads hell lot of novels to kill her time. Her life turns upside down when Olly becomes her neighbour with his family.
As Madeline from the book:
If my life were a book and you read it backward, nothing would change. Today is the same as yesterday. Tomorrow will be the same as today. In the book of Maddy, all the chapters are the same.
After that it’s a YA Romance!
So, what makes it unique??
- The Illustrations: Novel includes illustrations by Nicola’s husband and they just go along so well with the story! Some of them were hillarious and cool!
- The chapters were very nicely split! Some very quite small, less than a page, even just one paragraph!
- The IM conversations and email conversations! This is not the first novel which has such things but they just fitted very well.
- Madeline’s One liner Spoiler Reviews, her dictionary words and her diary entries.
So much variety in the writing style makes it unique and entertaining! And a very quick read!
Characters are quite realistic and what they do and say is justifiable, unlike lot of other YA Romances these days! Read it to enjoy something different!
Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.
Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.
Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.
You can’t predict the future. It turns out that you can’t predict the past either. Time moves in both directions – forward and backward – and what happens here and now changes them both.
Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference
Wanting just leads to more wanting. There’s no end to desire.
You’re not living if you’re not regretting.
“For the first time in a long time, I want more than I have.”
You’re all the good things wrapped into one good thing.