Title: Everything, Everything
Genre: New Experiences, Contemporary, Social & Family Issues
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Reader
Date Published: September 1st 2015
Synopsis: 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.
At first I really loved this book. It's pretty awesome and the characters are great. Pretty much everything I could have wanted in a YA book.
The longer I listened to it, the more issues I came across. The first thing that popped out for me is how Maddy is a book review blogger, but all the books she's reviewing are classics and in hardback. You'd think someone with SCIDS would have an ereader, at the very least, and a blogger would be reading ALL the books. And, as a teenager with a lot of freedom to access the internet... she really didn't do it.
Moving on. Romance begins. Drama happens. It's good times. I liked it. Kept my attention and I was really enjoying it. This book was going to be a 4-Platypire read for me. ...until the end.
I've been thinking about it for a couple weeks, so I'm not taking this rating lightly. But I honestly feel like the end was stolen. And without repercussions. I understand the reason for it, and it makes sense. I do not hate it. But I just lost respect for this book because of it.
Other than that, I did really like this book and I am looking forward to reading something help from this author.