Book review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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 in a storyline, learning about new characters, and what a novel can reveal. When I went to a book shop a while back, I picked up 'Everything, Everything' because of my sheer curiosity for the plotline. 

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.

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


The plotline is one that sparks curiosity and led to me picking up the book. It's 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 goes for love.

Characters and relationships

Throughout 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 day plays 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 every day 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 between him and Maddy. Their relationship is the most important novel and the reason why all the life-changing moments go on.

Book review Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


This was one of my favourite parts of the book. Don't get me wrong, I love a classic novel where it's laid out chapter after chapter but the breakup of this book was unique. You do get chapter after chapter, named a title for instance 'Perspectives', which offers an insight into 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 this fast pace structure gives the book a bit of variation and entices you to want to know more and more. It's an addictive page-turner for sure.


I wasn't entirely sure what to expect the ending to be. It's only as the book goes on that 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 that brings the entire book together. An eye-opening and touching tale that shows what each character does for love.

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Overall, it's 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


  1. Thank you for this, I was eyeing this book for so looong, but now I think it's the time to pick it up. :)

  2. My next read I think!

  3. Sounds like my kind of book! Thanks for the post.

    Terri x

  4. So glad you posted this! Been wanting to get into a new book for ages but I've had no inspiration for new reads!


  5. Must read this! I've heard so many amazing things about it! x

  6. Great review! This book is on my list of ones to read next, heard so many wonderful things about it x

  7. Heard about this book before and now I definitely want to read it! Definitely my kind of style! Great post!
    Kate Xx

  8. Omg yes! Thank you for a book recommendation! I love reading books and I always want new ones to read and this sounds super interesting. Will definitely give this book a read when I get my hands on it! lovely post girl xx

  9. I loved this book! I agree I love the style of how it was written adding pictures and the messages/letters etc. Are you going to watch the film?

    Jasmine x

  10. Wow you make this book sound brilliant! From what you've said it's got a really interesting storyline, I just bought a bunch of books but I might pick this one up next :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode


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