Book: Everything Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delcorte Press
Received E-ARC for honest review
(It's currently on offer for £3.75)
I just have to mention this cover. It is beautiful and really caught my eye. It's one of my favourite 2015 covers.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon is a book I heard everyone raving about and loving, so I went into it with high expectations. And I have to say I didn't love it as much as everyone else it seems and I really wanted too. You don't want to feel like the odd one out but I have to feel what I feel. Don't get me wrong it wasn't all bad there was just something that didn't sit right with me.
The story concept was unique a girl who's allergic to everything. She has had to stay inside her whole life and is cared for by her mother and nurse. Madeline was are protagonist and she was an interesting voice. But for some reason I just couldn't connect with her as much as I hoped. I know she was secluded because of her disease and didn't have any friends but she was really annoying sometimes and it felt like she had a personality transplant half way though. I connected more with Madelines new neighbour Olly and the love interest. I found him more interesting and wanted to learn more about him and his family.
Not connecting with the protagonist in a story can really impair the story for me but thankfully the writing and the concept of the story made up for it. I really enjoyed Nicola Yoon's style of writing and this is what kept me reading. The concept of a girl not being able to leave her house, to not have any communication with anyone but a few people was really interesting to read about but even though this concept was great it just didn't seem to go as far as I wanted it too.
Now one thing I must say is there is illustrations though out the book and I read an ebook version and they just didn't come across as good in the ebook so I would suggest getting a paperback if you what to pick up the book. * update: I just saw the book in a shop and I would highly recommend not reading the ebook, my e-arc could have just been corrupted thus impairing my enjoyment but the paper back looks stunning inside and out*
Overall the story was interesting, the writing was fantastic and even though I didn't get on with the main character it is a story that I think a lot of people will like. And it's an author I will be checking out again.
Have you read Everything Everything? What are your thoughts?