Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon was a book I chose at the last minute from my library’s Overdrive account because I was able to check it out immediately, and sometimes that’s all it takes. I am so glad it was available. Everything, Everything was an unexpected gift and a reminder that life is worth living despite the consequences of pain and heartache. A reminder that love can be rewarding and love can kill. That the love and fear of a mother can transcend all understanding.
Maddy has a life threatening disease caused by an allergy to the world, literally. She lives in a special filtered and monitored house with her mom and only receives visits from her nurse Carla and infrequently her tutor but only after they have been decontaminated. She never leaves and no one every comes in. While, this isn’t the life Maddy would like to live it is the only one she knows and is resigned to that fact until Olly movie in next door and her world is forever changed. Maddy will risk her heart, safety, and even her life for the chance to live and love.
Nicola Yoon reaches the heart of mothers, the heart of anyone that has ever wondered what life would be like if things were different and to the heart of anyone that has ever loved beyond comprehension.
I give this novel 5 stars because I felt every emotion and came to feel the characters emotions as well.