I have so many AWWWW moments in this book. The relationships in Everything Everything between Madeline and all the other characters are so real and raw and believable and I freaking loved that!! It wasn't insta-love between her and Olly but they slowly got to know each other personally and not relying just on physical attributes. I was such a breath of fresh air in YA Contemporary. I also loved how the author incorporates "charts, lists, and illustrations" they are exactly what Madeline would do and they were not thrown in there without consideration they make perfect sense!
The ONLY problem I had with this book was I suspected the ending pretty early on I don't now why it was just a hunch but that lessened the effect of the ending but not by much! The ending left me completely satisfied which is so nice from a standalone.
Over all this book is a must read for contemporary lovers and for readers who thought that contemporary just wasn't for them. like me! I have been convinced!
This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a 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.
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.