Nicola Yoon creates a beautiful and unique romance about love and life’s chances in Everything, Everything. Madeline Whittier is allergic to everything. Her house has some high tech filters and there is even an air lock in the front door at her house so NOTHING outside gets in without being filtered and cleaned. Funny though because even though Madeline is locked away, protected from the world she can die from, nothing can protect her from falling in love with Olly, the beautiful boy next door. Meeting him is the 1st step that Madeline realizes that she wants so much more in life than just white rooms and books.
“For the first time in a long time, I want more than I have.”
It’s a chance she has to take to live with outside with the boy she loves, in a new world. Because sometimes you are living but dying, and dying to live.
This story is so relatable on so many levels, topics on love, domestic violence, and mental illnesses encompass this story so that it’s so much more than just a love story. And whether you are sick or perfectly healthy, readers can relate to the normal, and not so normal, heartaches and struggles as Madeline struggles to live. For Madeline, she discovers that perhaps the reasons to die for, are the very reasons to live.
Gahhhh another book cover that I fell in love with!
The cover is so original and I feel like it reflects upon Madeline’s experiences, the white background of her life and the colorful doodles of all the places she has dreamed of. Also, the cover was illustrated by Nicola Yoon’s husband. With this new detail, I often look back on the cover and the book feeling the book just became so much more intimate with how much love the husband and wife poured into this novel. And it’s obvious how perfect the cover is! I can’t see it as any other way.
And of course just like ANY romance novel, it is so annoyingly and beautifully quotable:
“Wanting just leads to more wanting. There’s no end to desire.”
“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.”
“prom*ise n. pl. -es.
1. The lie you want to keep.
Just to name a few^^
This novel was so painstakingly wonderful, each page is a wonderful treat. Like a sweet onion, every page you finish and you cry because it’s so beautiful. I just want to say, it ends in an unexpected way, but in a beautiful one at that. So please read this book D: it made me cry more than John Green. ❤ This book is my Everything, Everything.