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Monday, August 14, 2017

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Back in May I went to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Orlando Florida, it was a very overwhelming but educational experience and I am so happy I went.  It was a great influencing conference that had me meeting new bloggers/influencers, connecting with brands and learning SO MUCH!  I cannot wait for next year.  

One of the treats that we had at one of the evening events was a cabana party that included an opportunity to meet Young Adult writer Nicola Yoon and get a free copy of her book Everything, Everything.  I will be the first to admit that I LOVE YA books.  They are usually easy reads and perfect for me to escape this crazy life for a few hours.  

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So when I saw Nicola Yoon signing books I had to get in line!  Well, 3 months later, I have finally finished Everything, Everything.  I took the book on one of our cabin trips and I read it in 2 days!  Yup.  TWO!  I love going to the cabin, it makes me stop with the electronics and enjoy some reading.  


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


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Risk everything . . . for love.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken.

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.

Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.


My Review of Everything, Everything"


Like I said, I read this book in 2 days.  It is a fast read and perfect for summertime.  I enjoyed getting to know the characters and see them grow through out the story.  I believe this is a great Young Adult book - any high schooler would enjoy this book.  

To not give any secrets away, towards the end of the book I felt my heartbreak for Madeline's mother.  While some might be surprised at that, I was relating to the mother as a mother.  Goodness we want the very best for our kids.  Maybe our protection is hurting them in the end?  A question that we as parents probably have in the back of minds as our kids grow up.  

The multiple relationships that are introduced throughout the story are so raw and true.  Even though Madeline and Olly cannot have the normal high school friendship and love they build a relationship that is stronger than most.  

Everything, Everything is EVERYTHING.  This page turner had me questioning life.  What is important, who is important and how everything we do can affect those around us.  

Simply put, you must read this book and my suggestion is to read the book before you see the movie.  Create the relationships in our mind!  They are perfect!


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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly.  

I have not seen this movie yet but it is on my list to watch for sure.  I really hope the movie is as great as the book was.  

Nicola Yoon has a new book that was just recently released as well, called The Sun is Also A Star.  Since I enjoyed Everything, Everything I have decided I must read this one as well.  

    


Have you read any of Nicola Yoon's books?  What are your thoughts on her writing?


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11 comments:

  1. Sounds like you really enjoyed the Mom 2.0 Summit! It's great to get together with other mom bloggers and businesses to network and learn new blogging techniques. That was great that you got to meet the author of Everything, Everything, which looks like an interesting read!

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  2. It sounds like you had a great time at Mom 2.0! I have always wanted to go! I need to check this book/movie out, I love a good story and this one sounds like it would be great!

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  3. I have never heard of her books but when I was a kid, I really enjoyed young adult books. I have never thought about reading them again although there are a few that my daughter likes that I want to read so I can see her interested more personally so maybe that will get me on a YA kick and I will have to try these out as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Now I'd have to check this out because I'm curious to know how she could possibly live in her house without being in a bubble if she was allergic to everything. How can her mother go in and out of the house without passing on anything to her. sorry, I'm possibly an over thinker since this is all meant to be a love story but I have to know! lol! Sounds great!

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  5. I've been wanting to start a new book as of recently but I haven't had a chance. Everything, Everything is definitely something up my alley so I'll give it a whirl. I remember back when I used to be an avid reader - I definitely miss it!

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  6. I haven't read a book for so long. Reading this would help me feel more inspired about life. I'm the type who also has so many questions and I tend to overthink. Being allergic to the outside world sounds strange, but I'm sure some people are really like that in reality. It would be interesting to know how someone like this feels and experiences the world.

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  7. As fate would have it, a friend gave me a copy of this one. It isn't usually something I would pick up, but I found myself pleasantly surprised, especially by the twist! I wasn't expecting it to end that way, but I'm glad it did. I would recommend this for my daughters and my female colleagues to read. Great love story!

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  8. Glad you had a nice time at the summit. I think it is always good to still lay on the sofa and read a book, not doing everything online. The book sounds really interesting and I really like the little quote on the top. This would be great for my friend's daughter to read.

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  9. Sounds like a great read esp if you read it in just 2 days. Adding it to my end of summer reading list.

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  10. I have found myself reading more and more young adult fiction and this book, Everything, Everything is one book I would probably not stop reading from start to finish. I remember watching a really old film, "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" which has a similar story. I have to get a copy of this book by Nicola Yoon, and I will also check her other books!

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  11. I've seen previews for the film and it looks really good. I plan on watching it sometime soon. I actually didn't know there was a book. I'm for sure going to have to read it.

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