Book: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Number of Pages:320
The Basics:This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world.Add it on goodreads
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.
Why do I want to read it?This just sounds like it's going to break my heart. But it also seems like a book worth getting your heart broken over. I love contemporary novels because you get to see different parts of life, through different eyes. You get to see someone else's reality. For me the fact that it's based in reality adds to the story. This seems amazing and I can not wait to read it!!
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