Published September 1st 2015
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.
I’d seen this book around a little bit but I wasn’t super interested until Stephanie read it and loved it. She’s not a big fan of contemporary so I knew if she loved, it had to be amazing. And Everything, Everything is amazing. I started it late morning and by 10:30 that night, I finished it. I rarely stay up late to finish a book but I knew I wasn’t going to sleep until I finished this book.
Right from the beginning, I loved this book. I loved the characters, I loved the writing style, I loved everything about it. I felt connected to Madeline and I was so emotionally invested in her and her story. I loved the diversity! Madeline is half Japanese & half African-American and she describes herself and makes everything really clear.
I thought there was going to be some insta-love but there wasn’t. Everything developed and took its time. Nothing was forced.
Overall, I loved everything about this book. I laughed, I cried, I had every emotion a reader could have. I was so invested in this story and the characters. I highly recommend this book to everyone.