Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the 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. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
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.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Doubleday Canada, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385683654
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Yoon
Characteristics: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoon, David - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Every thing, every thing


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Madeline cannot leaver her house because of a rare disease that makes her "allergic to the world." Then Olly moves in next door and everything changes.

"My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world.....But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him."

Funny and emotional at the same time.

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Jul 13, 2019

THE TWIST, FOLKS. Disappointing.

Excellent. This is one of those "I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me" books. One complaint; the big "plot twist" at the end is a bit predictable for experienced and jaded readers (also there are a lot of hints). However, it doesn't detract much from the rest of the story, which is amazing. Definitely recommend this book.

Jun 03, 2019

Beautiful. *2019*

May 14, 2019

Everything Everything was hot like Mangoes. I loved i t and everyone who didnt is a meanie.

Mar 04, 2019

Too predictable. The book can easily be spoiled by three words - a medical diagnosis - and that makes the entire plot easily guessed. I regret reading this book, and wouldn't read this author again.

Feb 12, 2019

Loved it! Very similar to The Fault In Our Stars- easy to read and enjoyable the whole way through!

i loved this book so much it was so fun to read it had we guessing what would happen next and i loved the story line so much and i would love it if an second book came out

- In The End Life Is Worth Everything,Everything

KCLSQueennie Oct 25, 2018

I breezed through it and loved Maddy and Olly. I felt it ended a bit quickly, but loved it nonetheless.

Oct 07, 2018

Amazing! I loved it so much. The story is so relatable and will make your heart ache for Madeline. If you are planning to watch the movie, read the book first!

Aug 08, 2018

"Everything, Everything" was a very sweet, short, and easy read, and a bit unrealistic... You know what I mean? I thought the ending and most of the other things in the story went way too perfectly (the plot twist was kind of lame too...) but then I also don't know what other ending I would have wanted.
I loved the writing style, and the way the story was also told through emails, texts, and other things. This story reminded me a lot of a modern Rapunzel retelling.
All in all, I enjoyed this book, the characters, and especially the way it was written, but the plot could've been better.

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Feb 20, 2018

"What would I see in the mirror if I were a normal girl? Would I think that I was too fat or too thin? Would I dislike my hips, my waist, my face? Would I have body-image issues? As it stands, my only issue is that I would gladly trade this body for one that works properly." Page 205

Jul 27, 2017

- "Love opens you up to the world."
- "I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now and those are not the same thing"
- "I loved you before I knew you."
- "I don't know the answer to this question. The only thing I know for sure is that this —being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him—is everything."
- "He's trapped by the same memory of love, of better times, that his mother is, and it isn't enough."
- "Olly: my life is better with you in it
Madeline: but mine isn't"
- "But anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive"
- "Love is worth everything. Everything"

Sep 22, 2016

“Will I encounter turbulence? Yes. Into all lives a little turbulence must fall.”

“In the beginning there was nothing and then there was everything.”

“The Void – a universe that can wink into existence can wink out again.”

Aug 16, 2016

" Not pointless," she says, and looks at me seriously. "Just because you can't experience everything doesn't mean you shouldn't experience anything..." (Carla to Madeline)

ArapahoeZoey Aug 09, 2016

"You're not living, if you're not regretting."


Oct 17, 2015

it's soothing to see an entire world at once-to see the pieces and know how it all fits together. Page 296

Oct 17, 2015

We watch the way the water pulls back and turns over and beats against the sand, trying to wear the earth away. And even though it doesn't succeed, it pulls back and pounds the shore again and again, as if there were no last time and there is no next time and this time is the time that counts. Page 232

Oct 17, 2015

There's no denying it now. I'm in the world. And, too, the world is in me. Page 196

Oct 17, 2015

I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing. Page 181

Oct 15, 2015

Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it. Page 141

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Dec 26, 2018

Sexual Content: Some sex

Aug 08, 2018

Sexual Content: Sex (isn't described)

Jun 26, 2018

Other: Notice it’s an amazing book and you might not want to give it back

Jan 13, 2016

Other: This book has lots and lots of errors! For instance: In one scene, the passage of time seems inconsistent; there are post-it notes that are signed "Carla" even though the character who wrote them is Janet; the definition of "surprise" (according to this book, its plural is "surprisees"); and a picture of the earth that's a mirror image of the actual thing.


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Feb 28, 2019

This book was interesting for me i like these kinds of books romance and drama. One thing i liked about is at the very end of the book i was shocked that her mom tricked her that she was sick that she had her kept in the house for like 17 years and never let her out. Maddy was brave to go out and see if it was true she was sick she risked her life to see the ocean. overall liked this book i do recommend it if your into romance and drama.

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