Everything Everything Book Review


Finally with this long summer break I've been able to once again pick up books and get myself sucked back into the different worlds that I used to love doing so often when I was younger.


I know I'm a bit late to the bandwagon on this one but in reality, I have in actuality had the book for Everything Everything sat on my shelf for nearly a year, university really doesn't give me much time to read novels for fun. But since the other week I finally got round to sitting down and reading it I thought it deserved a book review here on the blog.

Once again I don't want to give away too many spoilers, though considering there's even a movie out for it now I don't think the storyline would have gone unnoticed under many peoples radars, so let's get this ball rolling with a snippet of the blurb.

"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.

Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside
the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her.

But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that,
Maddy realises there's more to life than just being alive.

You only get one chance at first love.
And Maddy is ready to risk
everything, everything to see where it leads."

I haven't read the blurb for this in so long but typing that out I remember all the reasons why it caught me and drew me in to give the book a go.

I do love a good boy next door kind of love story. All the way back to Taylor Swifts 'You Belong With Me' music video it has been a favourite romance plot of mine. And the romance in Everything Everything doesn't disappoint my expectations. Not to heavy and not too light. Nicola Yoon has hit the nail on the head of writing romance in a way that is easy and fun to read.

Easy and fun to read that I actually finished this book in a matter of days. Let me tell you that hasn't happened in years! I just couldn't put it down and thought it was vastly different from the usual fantasy adventure novels that I love to read, I just couldn't get enough of our character Maddy and Olly.

I feel like a typical bookworm when I say that the characters from books end up having a place in my heart but they do. When written well and have so many points that you can resonate with it's hard not to find yourself drawn to them and feel like you're right there beside them as the story evolves.

I also really enjoyed how the book was set out. The flicker between narrative and written communication between Maddy and Olly, and even the diagrams and drawings, definitely made it more interesting to read, for me at least. It broke it up but in a way that still made it an easy read. I've been drawn to this kind of style recently since I feel you can get to know the characters a little more and a little better since it gives more of an insight to how they behave and what they are thinking as the story moves on.

Overall I really liked reading Everything Everything. I've even watched the movie since I couldn't get enough of it, but from a personal opinion I prefer the book since it was easier to follow for me, but nonetheless, I had fun watching it and our characters.

If you would like more book reviews in future blog posts let me know. As well, I'm always looking for new book recommendations so if you've got any just leave them in the comments below.

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- Sophie

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