Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | A Book Review #2

24 July 2017

Last month I read Nicola Yoon's book 'Everything, Everything' and I'm finally sharing with you my views on the book. I do apologise for how late this review is, seeing as I said I would write it weeks ago, however it has given me time to really think about the book and how I feel about the story.

My disease is 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 nurse, Carla. But the 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 is a really fun, light hearted read and I really enjoyed that about this story. Even though the disease that is in this story is a very upsetting and awful disease, Nicola Yoon brings just the right amount humour into the book to make the story feel all light a fluffy overall. Maddie, the main character, is a super sweet 18 year old and she does see the brighter side in her situation, she takes advantage of the time she has to do the things she loves (reading) and she doesn't give up on her education, which I really admired. 

Olly was also a sweet character. I loved how protective he gets with Maddie over the time he gets to know her more and I just loved watching their friendship blossom. I also admired his views and passion towards his own opinions; he isn't afraid to stick up for himself. He doesn't back down or give up on what he believes, which again, I found admirable. Carla was probably my favourite character as she just knew what to say to Maddie. She was definitely the big sister as well as  second mother role Maddie needed when her mother couldn't be their for her. 

Another aspect to the book I enjoyed was the writing style. I have never read a book like this but I really enjoyed how there were illustrations on some of the pages, illustrating Maddie's charts and graphs. I also liked how the chapters sometimes swapped to IM messages, it just made the story fly by, making it a real fun quick read. 

Even though the first half of 'Everything, Everything' was really sweet and fluffy. I thought that the second half was almost too sweet and fluffy if that even makes sense. Some of the decisions Maddie ends up making, I felt like were quite childish and I kept on forgetting she was an 18 year and in my mind, those decisions wouldn't have been made lightly. However, when taking into consideration that she hasn't had a life like a normal teenager, I can understand why her judgement may not have been that wise to an extent. Another thing I didn't like too much and I wont go into detail as I don't want to spoil the story for anyone but I didn't like how things were left at the end. It just didn't sit right for me unfortunately.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, it was a very quick and light hearted read, which was perfect for the summer weather we have been having. I just felt a little let down in the second half of the book but don't let that put you off as I know people who adored this book.

If you're looking for a quick read with some light heart humour and cute romance, then definitely give this little book ago, I would love to know your full opinions if you've read it too, so please let me know in the comments. 

I rated 'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon 3 stars. 

T xx 


  1. oooh i read this last month. i loved all the illustrations but read this on a kindle so some of them didn't show up properly, doh!

    i was also not too keen on the ending, girl. littttttttle bit - as you say - 'fluffy' for me to be honest! ...not to mention ridiculous lol. did you know it's been made into a film? think it's released soon actually.

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  2. I loved reading this book and it was still on my mind days after I had read it, especially because the ending was such a twist. I also wish it hadn't ended so abruptly, an epilogue would have been great in my opinion. I really liked all the illustrations and the way the book was written and you're right, the characters are amazing, I also loved Carla xx