Written By: Nicola Yoon
Published By: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Read: June 18, 2015
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This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, 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.
Okay, I need to take a deep breath. I devoured this book in about three hours and now that it is over, I don’t know what to do with myself. (Write a review, I suppose.)
First things first, we need to talk about that cover. It is so beautiful! I am not ashamed to admit that I requested this NetGalley based entirely on the cover. I have every intention of buying the physical copy when it comes out because my bookcase just won’t be complete without it. (I might even do a giveaway because YOUR bookcase won’t be complete without it either!) I was basically in love with this book before I even read a word. And then I read it.
The plot was extremely well executed. Interesting and full of emotion. (Seriously, all of the emotions.) Nicola Yoon has written a wonderful story. The characters were so much more complex than I expected. It was such a fun, quick and unique read. It has everything I love about contemporary YA but it is so much more. I loved the way that she put the book together. She has added e-mails, IMs, drawings, notes, lists and all sorts of fun stuff that really enhances the reading experience. Everything, Everything really lives up to the hype. I highly recommend adding this book to your TBR list.
2015 Reading Challenge- A Book That You Can Read In A Day
Recommended for Fans of: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance and Young Adult
Suggested to Read Next: Never Always Sometimes