Friday, November 4, 2016
Everything Everything: 5 out of 5
The beauty of it is unexplainable.
The Plot (GoodReads): "My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not let 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 book was so beautifully written. I would say it follows on the footsteps of The Fault in Our Stars without being quite as tragic. You will likely laugh and cry through the book, but you wont feel heartbroken in the end like you did (or will) when reading The Fault in Our Stars.
Madeline's relationship with Olly is built differently than any other. They can't see each other face to face, touch, talk, do any things other normal teens can. And for a long time, he doesn't know why. They communicate miming at the window and via email. Their chats are amusing and fun to read. Madeline's whole concept on life changes because of this one boy. And the way her mind works is priceless! I mean... look at the picture I'm sharing with you guys... :)
There is a great emphasis on the book on human nature too. Our need and desire for more than what we have. But it is done in a kind and sweet way. Madeline comes across a tad selfish because of it, but that makes her more human and much more relatable.
"Wanting just leads to more wanting. There's no end to desire"
Overall, there was great balance through out the book between lighthearted stuff and the more serious stuff, and I doubt you won't like the book!!!