'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon

6 August 2016

I've been telling myself that I wanted to try out some new reads for a long time. So when I discovered this beauty when Zoella made it on of the books in her exclusive-to-WHSmith's book club, I was instantly drawn to it. I love a good romance book, but this is a little bit of an alternative to your typical romance novel. Today I wanted to give you a little rundown of this book. 

Basically, the book is about a girl called Maddy, who is literally allergic to the world. She has a rare condition called SCID, and hasn't left the house for 17 years. The only people she sees regularly are her mother and nurse, Carla. But then she sees a mysterious and intriguing boy called Olly, as she watches out of her window. Olly lives a very complicated lifestyle, which Maddy picks up on while watching his family throughout the day. The only way they can talk is via email. They try to find a way to get to know each other even if they can't meet face to face. 

In a nutshell, this book is about the risks we take when we're in love, and the repercussions the risks can have. If you're looking for something within the romance topic but don't like anything too cheesy, then I would seriously recommend this to you.

But what did I think of the book?

I loved this book. The fact that I finished it in two sittings says it all, really. The second night, I was up until about 1am finishing it. I thought it wasn't going to get any better than it already was until I reached the huge plot twist. It was totally unexpected and didn't spoil the book one bit. The ending was the tiniest bit cheesy, as well as cute, but then, which romance novel isn't? But it wasn't overly cliche or anything; Nicola really balanced it out. 

I want to thank Zoe for adding this to her book club, which is amazing, by the way. She has chosen eight very different YA books, and if you like this book I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the other seven.

Anya x

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