Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: Everything, Everything

Title Everything, Everything
By Nicola Yoon
Genre YA Contemporary
Rating  ⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Madeline is allergic to everything. She can't leave her home and her whole world includes her mother, her nurse and her books. Still, she's fairly content, that is until a moving truck pulls up next door and a handsome young boy moves in. Suddenly Madeline feels like she's missing out on life. But when you're allergic to everything what can you do?

 First Sentence
I've read many more books than you.




With all the talk about this book I finally had to read it. It sounded great. Best laid plans and all that, right?  No, no, don't get me wrong. I didn't hate the book. I gave it 2 stars, after all.  I like how the characters actually felt like teenagers....until they didn't. I liked that Madeline wasn't a whiny, depressed grouch who complained about her crappy life....until she did. And I liked that I was wondering how it could possibly end happy...until I wasn't. I suspected what was coming from a mile away and tried to have faith that the author wouldn't take the easy way out...but she did. Sigh! So yeah, I was glued to this little story and it definitely held my attention but, well, I was hoping for more.

Should you read it?
Not everyone is as bitter as me and most people like this one.  So, yeah, give it a chance.

18 comments:

  1. I'm sad to hear that you thought the ending was really predictable. I really hate predictable endings (after you read so many books, you start to see the patterns and it's just so much worse) but maybe I'll enjoy it. You never know! Lovely review, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Exactly! When you read so much it's very easy to see it coming from a mile away. It can be very frustrating.

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  2. You see most endings. Are there any that take you by surprise? I'm actually curious. I usually can see what's going to happen too, but I think more books take me by surprise than they do you.

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    1. There are books that surprise me. For example: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty shocked me and Wayward Pines by Blake Crouch did too. I'm just good at seeing it coming. I think like Laura above said, when you read a lot it gets easier to see the patterns.

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  3. I will probably do my review tonight. Even though I expected what would happen and the ending I really enjoyed it and thought it was unique. I hardly read YA though and this one met my expectation. I will be giving it a 4star.

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    1. I look forward to your review. I liked it better when I finished it but as time goes by I'm less impressed.

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  4. I'm sorry everything you enjoyed about it ended up being ruined. I don't read that much contemporary so this one didn't appeal to me at all, but it's too bad that you wasted your time.

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    1. Yeah, I usually love contemporary but this one...not so much.

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  5. This book may have fallen short of expectations, but it does have a great first line!

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  6. I was disappointed by the end too. Definitely was hoping the author would go in another direction....but what can you do!

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    1. Yay! Someone who agrees with me!

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  7. Yay, I'm not the only one who thought the ending was a total cop-out! Blech. I didn't hate the rest of the book, but the ending soured the whole thing for me.

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    1. Yeah. Thanks for agreeing with me!

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  8. I am not sure if this would work for me, but I have been curious. Maybe one day I will read it.

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  9. Ha! This review made me laugh. I loved the sarcasm.

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  10. Yes!! You spoke exactly what I thought of this one. I skim read it at the bookstore (yes, I was in there for a few hours) and figured out pretty quickly that this book wasn't for me. It's not awful, just terribly unbelievable. I wasn't really a fan of the ending either. Although it did have its cute moments, I'll give it that.

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