Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

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"The story of a teenage 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."
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553496642
Branch Call Number: Y FIC Yoon N
Characteristics: 310 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoon, David


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In this book, Maddy, like Stella in Five Feet Apart, can't touch the boy she likes because he might make her sick.

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Dec 01, 2020

Everything Everything is AMAZING! In my opinion it should be a must read! I couldn’t put this book down. Maddie was quarantining before it was cool!
“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.”
-Nicola Yoon (Maddie)

Nov 22, 2020

Maddie was Quarantining before it was cool

pacl_teens Sep 11, 2020

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is a heartwarming realistic fiction novel. This story follows a young girl and her love story. Maddy has been stuck in her room for all of her life because she is allergic to everything. She is only allowed to see her mother and her nurse. But all of that changes one day when a young boy, Olly, moves in next door. They start talking and quickly fall in love. Is Maddy ready to risk it all for Olly or will she continue to live her life in fear?

This novel is a beautifully written teen romance. This book was one of the first romance books that I read and completely fell in love with. First, I love the characters in this book. Maddy is very curious and friendly while Olly is more shy and sweet. The relationship between these two characters is so adorable and heartwarming. I love how they genuinely love and care for each other so much. Second, I love that the author incorporates different styles of works in this book such as drawings, emails, and texts to tell the story instead of just traditional writing. This makes this book more interesting to read because it is very different from other books. Lastly, I loved the ending of this book. A lot of people said that they expected it but I thought it was very unexpected and was genuinely surprised.

In short, this is a heartwarming romance about two teenagers. If you like the author John Green or Jenny Han you will love this book as well. -Eunchae, Grade 10

Aug 04, 2020

Everything everything is an emotional, and romantic. It was a great read and I would totally recommend it.

Aug 01, 2020

Everything, Everything is about a girl named Madeline who has an immunodeficiency that keeps her confined to her house. She has never gone outside and feels like she’s missing out on the world. A boy and his family move in next door and he tempts her into sneaking out of her house for the first time. The plot revolves around Madeline putting everything she’s ever known on the line for a taste of adventure with this boy. I really like this book and thought it was pretty interesting. Additionally, the ending surprised me so I’d recommend giving it a read.

Jul 05, 2020

I loved this book. It taught me to risk everything for love and it's such a good book although it is meant for teens I do be believe a very mature 10 or 11 year old can read this book. I read this book at 10 and I just loved everything about it. I have the idea people can relate to Maddie because we all can feel trapped.

Apr 14, 2020

Superb. This is one of those "I snickered, I cried, it turned into a piece of me" books. One protest; the large "plot bend" toward the end is somewhat unsurprising for experienced and fatigued perusers (likewise there are a great deal of clues). Be that as it may, it doesn't degrade much from the remainder of the story, which is astonishing. Certainly prescribe this book.

Apr 01, 2020

Great book to just sit back and read. One of the most interesting books I have ever read, not just a sick teen but they’re was romance and love. I loved the concept and
basically everything about it. I hope to be reading more books from the author and more books like Everything Everything. A novel similar to this one is All The Bright Places.

Jan 07, 2020

Wow. Everything everything was a really heartfelt novel that was quick and easy to read. The input of the graphic material such as texts, lists, fact sheets and documents etc. really gave the book a nice touch. It had a good flowing plot with memorable characters that fit right into the storyline. It really takes a turn on those clichéd 'sick people falling in love.' Maddy and Olly's romance was slow yet subtle. You definitely don't have to be into contemporary novels to instantly fall in love with this book.

Oct 31, 2019

It's a quick read but beautifully written and a great story.
I enjoyed reading this and finished it in a day.

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Jun 25, 2017

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Nov 22, 2020

“Beware the Queen of Hearts. She'll have your head.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“My heart is too bruised and I want to keep the pain as a reminder. I don't want sunlight on it. I don't want it to heal. Because if it does, I might be tempted to use it again.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“I've read many more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I've read more. Believe me.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“You can't predict the future. It turns out that you can't predict the past either. Time moves in both directions - forward and backward - and what happens here and now changes them both.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Nov 22, 2020

“Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Feb 20, 2018

"What would I see in the mirror if I were a normal girl? Would I think that I was too fat or too thin? Would I dislike my hips, my waist, my face? Would I have body-image issues? As it stands, my only issue is that I would gladly trade this body for one that works properly." Page 205

Jul 27, 2017

- "Love opens you up to the world."
- "I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now and those are not the same thing"
- "I loved you before I knew you."
- "I don't know the answer to this question. The only thing I know for sure is that this —being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him—is everything."
- "He's trapped by the same memory of love, of better times, that his mother is, and it isn't enough."
- "Olly: my life is better with you in it
Madeline: but mine isn't"
- "But anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive"
- "Love is worth everything. Everything"

Sep 22, 2016

“Will I encounter turbulence? Yes. Into all lives a little turbulence must fall.”

“In the beginning there was nothing and then there was everything.”

“The Void – a universe that can wink into existence can wink out again.”

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Dec 26, 2018

Sexual Content: Some sex

Aug 08, 2018

Sexual Content: Sex (isn't described)

Jun 26, 2018

Other: Notice it’s an amazing book and you might not want to give it back

Jan 13, 2016

Other: This book has lots and lots of errors! For instance: In one scene, the passage of time seems inconsistent; there are post-it notes that are signed "Carla" even though the character who wrote them is Janet; the definition of "surprise" (according to this book, its plural is "surprisees"); and a picture of the earth that's a mirror image of the actual thing.


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Feb 28, 2019

This book was interesting for me i like these kinds of books romance and drama. One thing i liked about is at the very end of the book i was shocked that her mom tricked her that she was sick that she had her kept in the house for like 17 years and never let her out. Maddy was brave to go out and see if it was true she was sick she risked her life to see the ocean. overall liked this book i do recommend it if your into romance and drama.

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