Well hello to you my reader chums! As one of my New Years resolutions, I aimed to rekindle my love of reading and started this book the other day. Nothing can ever compare to the excitement of immersing yourself into a storyline, learning about new characters and what a novel can reveal. When I went on a book shop a while back, I picked up 'Everything, Everything' because of my sheer curiosity for the plot line. I'm not usually one to read a book mainly focused on love, however this was different throwing in surprise elements throughout the tale. I could say loads of incredible things about the story so let's get into this review.
Plot - The plot line is one that sparks curiosity and led to me picking up the book. Its about a girl named Maddy who is allergic to the world and unable to leave her house. When a boy named Olly moves next door and they get talking, he's determined to find a way to get to her. The story unfolds, explaining the lengths each other go for love.
Characters - Through this book, you really get to know the characters on a personal level, especially Maddy. The story is told from her view, the first hand experiences of what the illness is like and how each days play out. She's very close to her mum and there's a huge focus on their character bond throughout the book. Her carer Carla is a big feature in the book, whose been with her everyday since she was extremely young. The new and exciting character is Olly, who is introduced when he moves in next door. Described as the typical teenage heartthrob with each intricate detail, the tale goes onto show the blossoming relationship of him and Maddy. Their relationship is the most important novel and the reason why all the life changing moments go on.
Structure - This was one of my favourite parts of the book. Don't get me wrong, I love a classic novel where its laid out chapter after chapter but the break up of this book was unique. You do get chapter after chapter, named a title for instance 'Perspectives', which offers an insight to what the next few pages will be. However, there's the break up of text message chats, images of emails/doodles and random one liner pages. I think with this fast paces structure, it not only gives the book a bit of variation but entices you to want to know more and more. An addictive page turner for sure.
Ending - I wasn't entirely sure what to expect the ending to be. It's only as the book goes on you think 'wow could this, this and that actually happen?! How the last half of the book unwinds is a shocker with lots of twists and a completely unexpected ending! Although, the last few pages do show the heart-warming feel most of the novel conveys and end on a point which brings the entire book together. An eye-opening and touching tale which shows what each character does for love.
Overall, its safe to say I was obsessed with this novel. I could have easily devoured it one sitting and would recommend everyone to pick it up. Filled with heart-wrenching moments, adventure and the crazy risks love brings, it's one of the best books I've read.
I hope you enjoyed this book review of 'Everything Everything'. Have you read this novel?
Thank you for reading <3