Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (EPUB)
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.
Really impressed with Everything, Everything! Cute romance, funny dialogue, and the format/illustrations made this even more fun and unique. I also thought this book did a fantastic job at balancing the lightheartedness with the more serious stuff. Personally, I could’ve done with a bit more resolution at the end–it felt a little rushed, and I would’ve liked to linger for a few more pages. Also, there were some things that didn’t quite add up when I stopped to think about them, but I was able to suspend my disbelief and just go with it.
Overall, I thought this was a fantastic debut novel! Funny and sad and romantic all at once! Definitely recommended, especially if you like cute, unique contemporary