Alyssa’s Reviews – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Hi everyone!

Today I am going to be sharing with you my thoughts and opinions on the novel “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon. I had been meaning to read this novel forever ago, but didn’t have the time to. When I saw that this novel was only $2.99 on the Kobo bookstore, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy it and read it on my e-reader. And that is exactly what I did!

Synopsis (Goodreads):

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.


This book was excellent, and by far one of the best books I have read this year. From the beginning I was hooked on the story, and it only took me about two days to read it. Do any of you find that when you are reading a book on an e-reader/iPad, you tend to read the book a lot faster than you would if it was on paper?

Both of the main characters in this novel – Madeline and Olly – were very loveable and kind. You could tell that Olly genuinely cared for Madeline and that was wonderful to see, especially in YA romance/contemporary. I also loved Madeline’s caregiver/nurse, and I thought that she added another “mother-like” figure to the novel. Of course, Olly’s father had me nervous from the start, but if you read the novel you will see what happens to him! Madeline’s mother is a completely different story though. I really did thank that she was nice and a great mother to her, but at the end we find out who she really was.

Speaking of the ending… OH BOY THAT ENDING! I definitely did not see that coming, and I don’t think many readers (who didn’t get spoiled!) expected that either. What a turn of events!

Overall, I loved this book and gave it 5/5 stars.

I hope you all enjoyed my review of Everything, Everything. If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below. If you have read any books similar to this one that you think I might enjoy, feel free to comment those below, too!

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Good Night Book Owls!

PS. Did you guys know that Everything, Everything has just signed on to become a movie?! For more details about it, click here.

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