Everything, Everything Paperback – 3 Sep 2015
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"Everything, Everything is everything, everything – powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once" (Jennifer Niven, author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES)
"This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut. Tender, creative, beautifully written, and with a great twist, Everything, Everything is one of the best books I’ve read this year" (Jodi Picoult)
"With offbeat, pragmatic and sweetly romantic characters and an unconventional narrative style . . . “Everything, Everything” tells us something we will always need to hear, no matter our age: that it’s not the risks of love or heartbreak that might end us. It’s the fear of the pain we might experience along the way that keeps us trapped in our cocoons" (New York Times)
"Fresh, moving debut . . . far more complex than the sweet tale of first love it initially seems to be" (Entertainment Weekly)
"This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms" (Kirkus Starred Review)
"Everything, Everything is everything, everything – powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once"
"This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut. Tender, creative, beautifully written, and with a great twist, Everything, Everything is one of the best books I’ve read this year"
"With offbeat, pragmatic and sweetly romantic characters and an unconventional narrative style . . . “Everything, Everything” tells us something we will always need to hear, no matter our age: that it’s not the risks of love or heartbreak that might end us. It’s the fear of the pain we might experience along the way that keeps us trapped in our cocoons"
"Fresh, moving debut . . . far more complex than the sweet tale of first love it initially seems to be"
"This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms"
Soon to be a major film starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, get ready to risk everything, everything for love with Maddy, the girl who lived in a bubble, and Olly – the boy next door . . .See all Product description
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It was well written and the pictures and layout made it feel fun and cute. Both Maddy and Olly were great characters and the dialogue between them was so sweet; they are a couple I was cheering on every step of the way. I loved the storyline and thought it was unique, which brings me to the plot twist... On the one hand I loved it (I love a plot twist!), but on the other it felt like a bit of a cop-out; I would have liked to see them learn to live with Maddy's illness.
I also thought the message in this book was good... Being alive isn't necessarily living. I know many people won't agree with me, but I'm a huge believer in the quality of life and choice and being cooped up in your house for eighteen years is really no life at all. However, on the other hand, I can see how this portrayal of Maddy's illness could be insulting to some. I've only done a little research into it, but it seems there is so much more it it than was shown in the book and the restriction are even more serious than portrayed. Like I said, mixed feelings! Some people are saying her illness was simply something for her to overcome, which she did, however, I can't help feeling it would have been much more interesting if she'd learnt to live with it instead, as people with the actual illness have to.
Despite that though, I'd recommend giving it a try and seeing what you think for yourself. :-)
Everything, Everything is the story of Madeline Whittier – a teenager with the incredibly unfortunate affliction of being allergic to the World. Madeline has to be kept in a protective bubble to protect her from the outside atmosphere and has never stepped foot outside in seventeen years. But, she does have access to the internet, and this is how she meets Olly, the boy who has just moved in next door. As a relationship develops between the two, Madeline wants more from life than the white walls that have always protected her.
Though essentially a love story, Everything, Everything avoids (thankfully) being an overly-soppy romance. There are a few clichés, but the narrative is somewhat trite while preserving accuracy: Madeline and Olly’s meetings ring true – they talk and act like teenagers. This prevents the novel from becoming over-the-top and fantastical.
Engaging and engrossing, Yoon has injected this love story with enough suspense to make you want to know where it is going at the end of every chapter. I’m not keen on romance, so the fact that this was a page-turner caught me off guard, but I just continuously needed to know: what next? An effortless read, as the prospect of sitting down to read ‘just a few’ chapters is always something to look forward to.
Also worth a mention is the format of the book itself. I read the Kindle version, which still included Madeline’s illustrations. Not that it is really needed for this purpose, but it breaks up the narrative nicely. More so, it engages you on another level – you can see (and feel) how much of a dreamer Madeline has become with only her imagination at her dispense, a reminder of her innocence at youth.
Though I have defined Everything, Everything as a love story, there is a much bigger picture of the beautiful breaking of innocence. Though clearly very smart academically, Madeline is forced to confront the most basic of realities in the real world, such as sitting in a moving car. It’s an exploration of love and the world through eyes that have never seen either.
The one major disappointment for me was the ending. Without giving too much away, there is a twist which, on reflection, was actually quite dark. But the time of reading, it felt a little too much like everything was tied up neatly with a bow. I’ve since thought that perhaps this was the most suitable ending but carried out in a more anti-climactic manner than I was yearning for. This didn’t massively affect my overall enjoyment of the novel, but a little more panache for the finale could have made this truly incredible.
March 13, 2017 by Bronte Huskinson Leave a Comment
Everything, Everything was one of those pretty books I’ve had sitting on my shelf for a while and never got round to reading. Then the trailer for the film adaptation, which looks amazing by the way, turned up on my Facebook feed and I knew I had to read the book before the film comes out. As with all good stories, I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one sitting.
Without saying too many spoilers, the story follows 16 year-old Maddy, a girl who is allergic to, well, everything. Sadly, this means that she can never leave her house. When the charming Olly moves next door, suddenly her life because more complicated than ever before as the two youngsters begin to fall in love. The story sent me through every single emotion; happiness, relief, sadness, heartbreak and everything in between. I definitely felt like I was walking Maddy’s journey with her rather than watching from the side lines which I loved.
I adored both Maddy and Olly in this book. I loved Maddy’s curiosity and desire for adventure and I loved Olly’s caring nature. You can really see Maddy’s personal growth in this novel, which is perfectly symbolised by her starting to wear coloured clothes!
This is the perfect book for anyone who is looking for a cute romance novel. There are some dark and unexpected twists twists along the way that keeps you on your toes but never strays too far away from its simplistic romance.
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