Risk everything . . . for love.
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken.
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 definitely a quick read…and an enjoyable one at that. The chapters were short and sweet and kept my interests to read more. It only took me a couple of days to complete. I loved the main characters Maddy and Olly. I loved Maddy’s story. I could somewhat relate to her story. She felt trapped within her own home because her mother told her her whole life that she was sick with a rare disease that could kill her if she were ever to walk outside. It is set up with a diary feel and had email convos between the characters. I think people with short attention spans who can’t read long chapters with just all text would like this book. Teens especially would enjoy the read with the modern day technology and speak that goes on in the book. I can’t wait to see the movie and am excited to see that the girl who played Rue in the Hunger Games is playing Maddy!
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!