Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Book - 2015
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"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."
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780553496642
Branch Call Number: YF YOON-N
Characteristics: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoon, David - Illustrator


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katbee Nov 11, 2017

I thought this book was great! I liked seeing Madeline's view on life change as the book progressed. I thought Olly and Madeline's relationship was sweet and wonderful. Carla was a good support character, anyone would be lucky to have someone like her in their life. I liked the humor and the writing format that Nicola Yoon used for her book. I listened to the audio version of this and the narrator did a great job with it.

Oct 30, 2017

Did not care for this book. Mediocre at best and that is being generous. The plot twists were barely dealt with.

Oct 18, 2017

Seriously though, this book is amazing! Not only does the reader get insight into the life of someone who has had a physically limited life and only gets to experience things through this amazing boy she meets, but the reader is able to immerse them self into Madeline's world. They get to know the people she knows and relates to, and they get "re-experience things" through her.

Sep 24, 2017

Heck yeah this is a great book! I read the whole thing in one day. It's very enthralling, emotional, and captivating. I'd hate to compare it to something else and say it was just another run-of-the-mill teenage romance. It draws inspiration from that, though. And some of the imagery is VERY obvious. But it's very easy to disregard that.

Sep 21, 2017

Too similar to "The Sun is Also a Star." Too formulaic.
Did not finish.

Sep 17, 2017

I brought this book with me camping, hoping to read a couple chapters and I just couldn't put it down. I don't remember who recommended it, but I'm so glad they did. It is a little childish, yes, but I am never one to turn down young adult reading. The story is about a "bubble girl" growing up and trying to find her way in the world (well, I guess in her bubble). I felt all of the main character's feelings right alongside her - loneliness, fear, love, excitement, disappointment, anger, joy, frustration, etc. I noticed that the book was turned into a movie (or at least that's what the front of the cover said), but movies never seem to live up to the books so I'll probably pass on seeing it - but I will grab a few more books by this author! I would give it a 9 out of 10.

Aug 19, 2017

Wonderful!! Can't believe I finished the book in two days it keep me wanting to read more and more. I was so interested with the book and it's just an amazing book.

Aug 03, 2017

Not a teen book you would expect everyday, but it's okay, I guess. Maybe a book you would flip through in a flash.

Jul 27, 2017

Wow. I'm astonished like idk what to say but best book ever like I loved it I'm in love

Jul 20, 2017

Not your typical teen novel because it doesn't try to be anything more than it isn't, this isn't the next dystopian hit but instead a simple romance. Young Maddy has a rare form of disease where she cannot leave her home due to having an extremely weak immune system, but that doesn't stop her from forming a relationship with her new neighbour Olly. This eventually leads her into a spiral of questioning everything about her mother, risking it all to pursue romance. A drama like this is unheard of, not only that but the incredible diversity of our protagonist.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This is a heartbreaker right here. As a hopeless romantic myself it was incredibly difficult to read at times. A lot of thought and effort clearly went into writing this, and props to the author for such a moving story. I absolutely loved the development throughout the book and how genuine it all seemed. It really pulls at your heartstrings in a way that you cannot imagine. Everything, Everything is definitely worth reading if you believe in security and love. It will have you becoming as much as a hopeless romantic as the protagonist herself, and you will finish it with a smile knowing you've come through it.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This is my ultimate go-to book for whenever I have a cup of tea or hot cocoa in my hand, because I so love reading about Maddy and her ventures out into becoming who she really is. I get that everyone has read this book and it seems overrated but it really isn’t, there is nothing basic about this novel; there is something new around every page. Yes, it’s not a part of the dystopian trend but having a normal, realistic book to read is always nice. Maddy’s disease has her allergic to basically everything, she has never even ventured out of her house. Her mother and her nurse are the two sole people she has acquainted herself with for the past seventeen years; until the day she looks out her window and sees Olly. She sees him and that’s where her life begins. She begins wanting ‘everything, everything’ and finds she is more than just a sealed up girl. I love the layout of the book too, there aren’t long chapters most of the time and sometimes there are simple short paragraphs. I love, love, love this book and I think the messages are really beautiful.
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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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"

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.”

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."


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

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

Oct 17, 2015

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

Oct 17, 2015

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

Oct 15, 2015

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

Oct 15, 2015

Wanting just leads to more wanting. There's no end to desire. Page 83

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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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