Maddie is a girl who has spent her entire 17 years of life indoors because she is allergic to most everything outside. She's smart, complex, and funny but sheltered from the world by her conditions. Her social needs are met by her online friends, her mother, and her nurse. One day, a boy moves next door and everything changes. Nicola Yoon's riveting writing is greatly complemented by the incredible illustrations of her husband, David Yoon, in this original and glorious read. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you'll love the story of Maddy, a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door... and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
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 heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Everything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful." SLJ, Starred Review
"I give all the stars in the sky to Nicola Yoon's sparkling debut. Everything, Everything is Everything, Everything — powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It's a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once." Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
"With her stunning debut, Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon has constructed an entirely unique and beautiful reading experience. Gorgeous writing meshes with original artwork to tell a love story like no other. You've never read a book like this." David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland
About the Author
NICOLA YOON grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn. She currently resides in
Los Angeles with her husband, who created the artwork in these pages,
and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything,
Everything is her first novel.