Saturday, August 15, 2015

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

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.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Random House Children's for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Publication date is September 1, 2015.***

This insomniac's opinion: 


I love this novel. It was one of those rare books with a unique premise that sweeps you away into its own little world. 

It is fairly typical YA in that the view of love is pretty simplistic and one-dimensional, but somehow that only added to the story. And....there's quite the twist near the end(which, unfortunately, didn't lend well to the story for me.)

All in all, a quick, lovely summer read. 

Worth staying up all night to read?



4 stars. 

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