Thursday, October 15, 2015
Book Review: "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon
Wow. People have been saying all sorts of great things about this book, and I have to agree. This was fantastic! Madeline is a great character - she has major obstacles in her life, with nothing getting any easier as she gets older but she handles it. It is what it is, and she's working through it. But once she has a glimpse of the outside world, once she has that taste of something different, a connection to someone else then that Pandora's Box has been opened and her entire world is changed forever. Olly is a great character to give her this spark. He has his own set of family problems (spoiler alert - his father is a complete a-hole) but he hasn't lost himself in that mess. Yet.
This is a great, quick read. It comes in at just over 300 pages, but many of those pages are filled with beautiful illustrations (can we just agree that the cover itself is amazing?) as well as many emails/online chats between Madeline and Olly. Even so, the story is captivating and moves you along quickly in itself. I loved it.
by Nicola Yoon
Delacorte Press, 2015