I bought this book on Kindle back in October when it was on special. I think it was as a precursor to the release of Nicola Yoon’s newest novel in November, The Sun is Also a Star. That novel is on my to-be-read list, due to the amazing praise it’s gotten, and because I did enjoy Everything, Everything so much.
I’m going to use the amazon description, because it’s good. It describes the plot, hinting at what’s to come without giving away too much.
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.
This novel is a great YA offering. There’s the heroine battling a disease, the bad boy with a tragic family situation, the strong mother-daughter relationship put in crisis by the daughter’s desire for something more, some romance, some deception — it’s all there.
I laughed, and I also got caught up in the emotion. This was a nice quick read, and puts Nicola Yoon on my list of authors to enjoy.