Everything, everything – Nicola Yoon


Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

My opinion

I bought this book at Edinburgh Airport last week at WHSmith. They have collaborated with the famous YouTuber Zoella and started a bookclub. ‘Everything, everything’ by Nicola Yoon was one of the books of the book club and had been on my wishlist for a while now. The ‘Buy one, Get one Half Price’ deal made me buy it.

When I got home, I couldn’t wait to start this one and so I did. I finished it within a day, because it’s such an easy read. Other than that it’s very intruiging, although I did see the plottwist coming.

Despite that I thought it was such a great book. You feel sorry for Madeline, because you can totally imagine her wanting a normal life, but on the other hand she’s stuck in her safe haven.

From the moment Madeline and Olly meet, you desperately want them both to find a way to meet, because you want a happy ending. Nicola Yoon has described all the emotions so well, which makes it easy to sympathize with all the characters.

The plottwist makes this book a little more special than the average YA in which the girl falls in love with the boy. For me it was more exciting and I just couldn’t put it down.


‘Everything, everything’ by Nicola Yoon has a gorgeous cover and is also fabulous on the inside. The plottwist makes it more special and I couldn’t put it down.


Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Random House UK
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780552574235

You can buy the book at Book Depository here.

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