Genres: Young Adult
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
I am amazed with this book
Thoughts on Everything, Everything
I’ve had a couple days to think on this book before I wrote the review, but I’m still at a loss for words. I’ve had it on my Kindle just waiting for me to read it and sadly I didn’t read it before it was published. I started seeing it at Barnes & Noble and I kept telling myself I needed to read it and I finally picked it up.
I will say this: I should have picked it up months ago. This story was beautiful. It was cynical and funny. It was sad. It made me laugh and it made me cry. There were so many emotions that I felt with this book and they were all over the place.
The twist and turns in this book were so good and I just wanted to keep on reading so I could find out what was going to happen next. I was on break at work just crying in the break room and I was late getting back from my lunch break because I just needed to read more of it. So I apologize to my coworkers, but I work in a bookstore so I’m sure they understand.
The characters were the best part of this book to me. They were all so refreshingly real and it was easy to imagine them all being real people. None of them were similar to each other. Everyone was their own person and they were all amazing characters.
I think the writing in this was some of the best writing I’ve read all year. It flowed so well and there were no dull parts. I’m so glad that I picked this up, and I think everyone else should, too. I was blown away by this book.