Everything, Everything (Hardcover)
Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything is the kind of book that feels effortless -- which is, in fact, one of the surest signs of a controlled, skillful piece of writing. But you don't think about any of that while you're reading it because you're so deeply immersed in the world of Yoon's protagonist, Madeline. Her world is small -- she has a rare immunodeficiency disorder, which means she can't leave her environmentally controlled house -- but as a character she's vast. Her voice leaps vibrantly off the page -- almost instantly, you feel like you've known her your whole life. Yoon uses IMs and diagrams and illustrations to great effect, and the story moves at a breathless pace, incorporating an endearing romance and a fitting twist. Like The Fault in Our Stars' Hazel, Madeline is the perfect anchor. She's the type of heroine YA literature deserves. -- Anna K.— From September 2015
The Instant #1 "New York Times" Bestseller
If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
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.