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Fiction: Contemporary, Romance, Friendship
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door?
Title: Everything Everything
By: Nicola Yoon
Book Group Leader: Cheryl Cloutier
Goodreads: 4.1 Stars
Amazon: 4.6 Stars
Ms. Smith’s Review: 4 Stars, What a sweet story!! Loved it.
Awards/Honors: Star reviews in School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2017), Evergreen Teen Book Award Nominee (2018), Soaring Eagle Book Award (2016), Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2017), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Preis der Jugendjury (2016), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Debut Goodreads Author, and for Young Adult Fiction (2015), Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2017)
Gr 10 Up-From the first page, Madeline Whittier is a sympathetic character who has had to watch the world from the inside of a bubble-literally. Her diagnosed condition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency is a life sentence that limits her to a world of two people: her mother, who is a doctor, and her nurse. Everything changes when Olly and his family move into the house next door. Olly is the kind of inventive guy who figures out a way to communicate with Madeline, and over the course of the next few months Madeline becomes Maddy, a young woman who takes potentially deadly risks to protect Olly emotionally, if not physically. Maddy's and Olly's hastily planned trip to Maui and their tastefully described liaison while there suggests a mature teen audience, but readers of Cammie McGovern's Say What You Will (HarperCollins, 2014) and Wendy Mills's Positively Beautiful (Bloomsbury, 2015) will fall in love with this humorously engaging story of a girl who discovers life, love, and forgiveness in new places. VERDICT Everything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful.-Jodeana Kruse, R. A. Long High School, Longview, WA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Other books by Nicola Yoon: The Sun is also a Star