‘Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.’
Everything Everything has actually been on my reading list for a little while now but it rapidly moved to the top of the list when I saw the trailer for the film that is to be released in May 2017. I think I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. Recently I have found that Young Adult novels are actually pretty great, and there are a lot of good ones around at the moment, many of which are on my to-read list. In the case of this particular novel, Yoon has managed to capture and perfectly describe the feeling of first love. Her descriptions are so honest and I could really feel the connection between Maddy and Olly and I loved that a lot. The premise of the book is essentially that Maddy has a rare condition which means she cannot leave her house, but when Olly moves in next door the two get talking online and Maddy starts to realise that whilst being stuck indoors is keeping her alive, it is not exactly living. I think that anyone planning to see the film should give the book a read, and overall this is just a great example of the good YA novels that are around right now. You can read the full review here.
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon, first published in 2015 by Corgi Books, RRP £7.99, ISBN 978-0-552-57423-5