Monday, 30 November 2015

Everything Everything by Nicole Yoon

  • Paperback: 320 pages
    • Publisher: Corgi Childrens (3 Sept. 2015)
    • ISBN-10: 0552574236
    • ISBN-13: 978-0552574235
    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.

    Cover: Look at it.  There can be no doubt that that is one of the most stunning covers.

    I have heard a lot about this one.  So was excited when I was accepted to read it on NetGalley.
    Covering the subject of bubble baby syndrome really drew me in.
    But I was slightly disappointed.
    I feel the romantic element was sudden and rushed.  It could have built to something intense and beautiful, but I feel it kind of fell flat.
    The twist- I unfortunately saw coming.  It was definitely a fantastic twist, but I feel it was made too obvious.
    It was definitely a fast paced read.
    I don't know if the galley I read was formatted incorrectly but it was quite hard to follow, disjointed even.
    I think I will buy a finished copy and re-read to compare it at some point.

    3/5 stars,  Definitely worth a read.

    Read from August 13 to 14, 2015

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