Author: Nicola Yoon
Published by: Corgi Childrens
Released: September 3rd, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, YA
Characters: Madeline Whittier (Maddy), Oliver (Olly), Clara
Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?
Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.
First of all, I’ve been wanting to read this book for so long and I’m so glad to finally bought it and actually read it. This is my first Nicola Yoon book read, first impression on her writing. To be honest, I loved her writing style and I thought it was beautifully written. Her words were just simply amazing. I tabbed so many pages of this book. The flow of the language used was smooth and it was just amazing.
The story line was developed nicely. I only had issue with how fast Madeline and Olly fell in love. It was a bit too rushed for me, for a girl who hadn’t experience love and all. Other than that, I enjoyed the book and I especially liked the plot twist and how the author explained about the actual situation, everything made sense. The ending was a dream come true! I loved it! I could actually picture the scene *spoiler* two people meeting in a bookstore, how beautiful and perfect image altogether!
Characters wise, I gotta be honest, I didn’t like Madeline, almost at all! Since this book didn’t really have much characters in it and mainly focused on Madeline. It just came across to me how selfish she could be at times. I understand that she had been through a lot but gurllll, gurlll can you just stop that attitude already? I felt like she was so into Olly that she just lost respect to her mum and didn’t understand what’s happening around her and why things happened. She only care about herself, she kept acting like she was the only victim and I just hope that she would be more mature.
Overall, the writing style and the ending of this book redeemed Madeline’s attitude. It’s a really good read after all. Do I recommend this book? Yeahh, you should pick it up because you may end up liking Madeline after all.
Rating: 4/5 stars