About: Everything, Everything is a fiction novel written by Nicola Yoon. It was published on 9/1/2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 310 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, romance, and fiction. This novel is the author’s first novel.
My Experience: I started reading Everything, Everything on 10/4/16 and finished it on 10/8/16. I read this book up to 60% and then I don’t like it anymore so I started skimming until the end. It’s another hype book that I pushed up my TBR list to see for myself what’s going on. The book started out with a goody-two-shoe Madeline Whittier, stuck inside the house with her books. It reminds me of the movie I once saw, the boy in the bubble, the kind of medical sickness that doesn’t let him exposed to the outside world. I like the humor toward the beginning with the main character and her books and her neighborhood watch. I thought this book is another depressing reads continue from the book I just finished previously. Thank goodness the ending is not depressing.
I lost interest because the main character grows up being stuck in the house for 17 years of her life and then one day meet a boy, fall head over heels to him, and break all rules to be with him. She just goes all the way without stopping and defy/lie to her mom when the entire 17 years, her mom was her best friend. I can’t imagine anyone would do that. I would think she would tell her mom everything even when liking a boy. And that trip to Hawaii, too brave for a kid who believe she would die as soon as she step out the door. I realize the author does mention that a boy will make you do crazy things, but the main character is book smart and I wouldn’t think she would let hormone makes all of her decisions. The twist at the end, I don’t find it exciting either.
Life is a gift. Am I wasting mine?
Pro: some humor,
Con: not a book for young girls (tweens or teens) because it can be a bad influence, especially her choices after liking a boy.
I rate it 3 stars!
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***Disclaimer: I borrowed this ebook from my library on Overdrive and my opinions are honest.