“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”
Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
My rating: 2
Summary: The book follows the story of Maddy, a teenager who has spent her entire life shut off from the word because of a rare disease. Severe combined immunodeficiency has weakened Maddy’s immune system to a point where anything small thing can cause an allergic reaction. And when one day a family moves in next door, Maddy catches feelings for their son, knowing that it will never work out.
My thoughts: This book got quite popular last year and so I finally got my hands on it and decided to read it.
The book had a very strong beginning, an interesting premise and some really cute illustrations. There was a time when I couldn’t put the book down, but that didn’t last very long.
Maddy is a very interesting character and when Olly was introduced, I was immediately drawn towards his character, a rebellious teen from a dysfunctional family.
I thought that this will a book that will I will end up reading in one sitting but about 100 pages in, it turned into something I didn’t expect and honestly, didn’t want. Her disability was pushed aside and it turned into a story about her and Olly.
I don’t have anything against love stories, but I feel like this book would’ve been way better if it had focused more on her disability.
And the ending, oh the ending, don’t even get me started on that.
All the reviews I’ve read about the book describe this book as something really unique and amazing but when I read it, I was really disappointed.