Book review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Author: Nicola Yoon
Illustrator: David yoon 310 pages
Goodreads rating: 4.10/5
Publisher: Corgi (Penguin Random House)
Published: September 1, 2015
I became really fond of YA Romances after reading almost all of John Green's books. So when this book featured in almost every bookstagram account I decided that I HAD TO READ IT somehow! My best friend wanted some book suggestions and I recommended her this book so that I could read it (obviously). :P
This is the story of 17 year old Madeline (or Maddy) who has SCID, a rare disease where one is basically allergic to a lot of things but one does not know what might trigger an allergic reaction. Maddy has spent 17 years of her life inside her beautiful house but her life turns topsy turvy when Oliver(or Olly), who wears 'all black' always, moves to the house next door. And they fall in love. And Olly changes her life. And Maddy's life gets complicated. And she fights for her life and her love. And so on.
I won't say about the story anymore since I don't want to give out any spoiler. But what stood out in this book is it's simplicity. This is a simple story about falling in love and fighting for it. I read many reviews where the plot has been criticized but I would say that never criticize the plot because not every story is gripping or tantalizing or nerve-racking. So I always love the plot and criticize the writing style.
The author has sketched the story, it's in a flow. The book comes with beautiful illustrations by the author's husband. And what's more beautiful is that you can vividly feel what is going through Maddy's head with the help of the relatable illustrations.
So if you want a book that is simple yet beautiful, lucid yet different, and one that you can finish within 2 days then I would recommend Everything, Everything.