Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Hi, Everyone!

I know it’s been a while since the last i posted but i really hope you all well! I, on the other hand, been busy with uni life here, but since it’s over now, i am ready to spend more time relaxing and will try to be more active in here!

Today, i would like to talk about this book called “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon! This book is actually will hit the cinema on the 19th of May 2017! Here’s the movie’s cute trailer if you’re curious! 

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This is a story of Madeline, a 17-year-old girl that has a very rare disease which make her allergic to literally anything, and makes her stay inside her house everyday. Then she found a guy who just moved in next to her house, called Ollie. Since she’s not allowed to go out due to her super rare disease, she started talking to him through their window, and then e-mails, moving to IM, and then their love journey begins.

If i am honest, i feel like i should’ve read reviews about this book first before i decided to get this book. I mean, from the first few pages, i can tell that this going to be a unique-boring book (if that makes sense?).

I loved the way Ollie put Maddie’s best interests as his first priority, which makes it special. I don’t think it is easy to find someone who will accepts and focus on your benefit more than himself these days, you know? I think it’s really cute how he can be so comfortable with their relationship which not so normal considering all they can do mostly just talk through phone/IM. On the other hand, I feel like Maddie can be so childish and annoying at times which made me rolled my eyes a lot. I don’t know if it just her being normal teenager or just me getting easily annoyed LOL.

“You can’t predict the future. It turns out that you can’t predict the past either. Time moves in both directions – forward and backward – and what happens here and now changes them both.”

It is a book about finding the truth, to go for something your guts tells you, to not be afraid of taking risks for something you believed in, and to love someone despite their flaws.

“Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.”

Ummm, yeah i sure love is worth the risk. If it for the right person. However, i don’t agree how Maddie risk her own health to see Ollie, and in order to be with him. I feel like most of her decisions are being overshadow by her love for him. So it’s like everything she do, is for Ollie. Very typical young romance. I think we shouldn’t show YA that love is should be on top of everything, including our own health. Yes, there are some shocking truth behind her condition, but she shouldn’t have done things that can danger her own life. That’s what i don’t want from young girls who read this book. I mean, we are still young, yeah? I’m not saying that being in a relationship and being in love is such a horrible thing, but, please don’t let your love for that person change the way you think about life, or the way you think about what matters in life, if you got what i mean. I don’t like how she seems to abandon her mum because she wanted to spend more time with Ollie.

To conclude, i enjoyed this book as it seems to be that easy-read book, not so stressful if you’re reading it between uni (like what i did hehe). But, i don’t really like it since i thought i would love it. Anyways, this is one of my favourite quotes from this book:

“Be brave. Life is a gift.”

Finally, i gave this book as 2/5 because i think it’s just not the one that can steal my heart. Thank you so much for reading my review for this book and please let me know what you think of the book (if you’ve read it) and what you want me to do next in this blog?

Take it easy guys, stay safe and i see you soon!

Cheers! X

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