“In my head I know I’ve been in love before, but it doesn’t feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.”
📖 Everything, Everything 📖
🖋 Nicola Yoon
Read as an audiobook.
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Young Adult Romance.
📚 POV: First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of TFIOS or Zac & Mia.
I know Everything, Everything has been published years back and was really one of those very famous YA novels everyone has read. Better late than never, I guess.
This book is about Madeleine (Maddy), an eighteen year old with SCID also known as bubble baby disorder — basically you are allergic to the world. Her immune system is compromised and she has not been allowed to leave the house, ever. She meets Oliver (Olly) who just moved next door. They become acquainted because their room windows were across from each other (a YA favorite), then IM friends and of course, we know they will fall in love.
Maybe because I am older now that I tend to look at things in a different light. I mean, I like that it was a cute romance. But it was too much insta-love. I liked Olly a lot. But somehow, I hated that Maddy took too many risks which can actually kill her and just be a crazy wildchild a la 90s Disney heroines.
I also hated that twist. I mean, it really did provide a shock factor, but I wish it did not have to happen because the chance for representation of people with illnesses/disabilities were hindered in a way.
This was also unrealistic in a way. I think the chances of a great read was crushed by this twist. All those build up, and then, poof.
Everything, Everything had wasted potential. There. It was definitely not perfect, but I enjoyed it before that crazy twist. That twist just ruined everything.
Everything, Everything was a great audio-read. The narrator Bahni Turpin did an amazing job. Her voice changes distinctly for the characters and I was never confused. She is definitely someone I will consider for future audiobooks. The emails/IMs were voiced by Robbie Drayman who I recognized from his narration in Holding Up The Universe. He did a great job. But I find I’m a bit distracted, I guess I have a crush on his voice. 😅
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☁FINAL VERDICT: 3.14/5 ☁