Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is a love story we all need in our lives. I’ve read countless romances at this point, and this quickly became one of my favorites.
Madeline is confined to her home, diagnosed with a rare disease that essentially means she’s allergic to everything on the planet. Spending even a few seconds outside, exposed to the contaminated air, puts her at risk of illness.
When she meets Oliver, her limited world is suddenly tipped on its axis and the meaning of life quickly changes.
“Life is hard. Everyone finds a way.”
Madeline and Oliver’s love story seems doomed from the start, but that doesn’t stop them from pursuing it with everything they have. It’s innocent and warm and perfect–everything a first love should be between a teenage couple.
The small moments that Madeline and Oliver steal together, against life itself, will leave the hopeless romantic inside more unstable than ever.
Everything, Everything is one of those novels that, like a gift on Christmas day, at first seems a little too neatly wrapped. However, the twist towards the end strengthens the overall message of the novel rather than simplifying it.
Hopefully, we’ll all find that one true love that matters over everything. Everything.