Happy Friday, book people!
Everything, Everything was at the top of my summer reading list and I'm so happy that it was. If you're looking for a great read this weekend, please read Everything, Everything ! It is one of my new favorites and I can't wait to share it with you. First of all, how much do you love that cover? I mean, "The greatest risk is not taking one" is one of the best lines and sentiments. It's easy to get safe in our own lives and this book really tackles that issue. The other visual part I love about this book ( besides the beautiful cover! ) are the illustrations all throughout the book. Everything, Everything is Nicola Yoon's first book and her husband did all of the illustrations; how cute is that? The illustrations are great, too.
Everything, Everything is about a girl named Madeline who is allergic to the world. Her mother is a doctor and her primary care taker and has transformed their house into a safe, sealed environment so that her air is filtered and no one can come in without being decontaminated. Madeline is eighteen and doesn't remember ever being outside, having friends, eating most foods, or having most of the childhood memories that we all take for granted. Her life is perfectly safe, organized, and ordered. . .until a boy named Olly moves in next door. Madeline develops her spy skills and starts to learn about Olly but then Olly becomes interested in her. They strike up a friendship through an online relationship but resist telling each other their secrets. I'll try not to spoil any more from you but it's a must read, in my opinion!
You would like Everything, Everything if you like books that are . . .
about unique situations
Have you read Everything, Everything? Are you going to add it to your summer reading list? Please say yes!
"'Have you really read all those books in your room?' Alaska laughing- 'Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.'" -John Green