Do you ever see a trailer for a film that’s coming out and then you realise it’s for a book? Then you just have to read the book. And then as you carry on reading the book you just can’t put it down and you have to carry on reading it until it’s finished? Yesterday I treated myself to Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon as I saw a trailer for it on Facebook. I finished it in a few hours because I just had to find out what would happen. It was a fantastic read and I really, really loved it. I love a good book and Everything, Everything is right up there on my favourites list for this year. I’ve read and loved a lot of books over the last few years, and I’m so glad I still have the time to read and find new books. If you don’t fancy reading this one, why not see if it’s available on Audible?
Everything, Everything is a fast paced book full of fun diagrams, short chapters and so much love and emotion. It follows the story of Madeline, a young women who hasn’t stepped outside her home in eighteen years. She lives with her mother and her only company is her online tutors and amazing nurse, Carla. It’s a coming of age novel unlike any I have ever read before. Madeline deals with her illness the best way she can and lives life the only way she knows how, that is until she see’s the new neighbours and finally, for the first time, she finds a friend.
I purchased the Kindle edition of the book and could not stop flicking through the pages eager to find out what would happen next. Yoon’s writing is infectious, bubbly and so full of raw emotion, everything you would expect in a character such as Maddy. It is spirited, funny, sad and gripping. You can not help falling in love with Olly just as Maddy does. My only criticism is that the book was over too soon! I really thought a story like this could only go one way, and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but Everything, Everything is just not your typical story. It has an amazing twist that I really didn’t expect until a few pages before the big reveal.
Everything, Everything would be the perfect holiday read this Easter and if you love quick, emotional, gritty, funny and lovely stories then I recommend this with all my heart. I’m so glad I found out about this book, and I hope the next person to read it enjoys it just as much as I have.