Review: Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon


I read through this book in a number of hours and almost whizzed through it in one sitting; the writing style and emotive descriptions made it a perfect, light read. 


Everything, Everything follows the life of Madeline Whittier who has a very rare disease known as SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency)- in other words, she is allergic to the world so has to maintain in her heavily controlled home environment. Maddy's life is the same thing day in and day out, with her only entertainment being games of Honour Pictionary, talks with her mum and jokes with her nurse Carla.

But one day a boy called Olly moves in next door and life is never the same for Maddy....
I adore the way Yoon uses imagery throughout the book to explain all of Maddy's different sensations. The story not only examines the relationship of the protagonist and the love interest but also examines familial relationships. Throughout the novel there are discoveries of love, lies, secrets and its truly a page turner. 

The characters are well developed but there's not an overload of information. The story is well paced with just the right amount of twists to keep you on your toes. 
If you want a light read that still has a brilliant thought-provoking story then this book is 100% for you. I also think this is a perfect book to get you out of a reading slump because of its almost verse like structure and short chapters! Nicola Yoon remains a firm favourite of mine!

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