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.
“Chaos theory says that even a small change in initial conditions can lead to wildly unpredictable results.”
Well hello, heartbreak!
So I started this book a while back and I (finally!) finished it and I can honestly say I have never read a book quite like this! I loved it! It was seriously such nice change of pace to dive into a YA novel after not having done so in FOREVER.
If I could use one word to describe this novel it would be: memorable. Chock-full of life lessons this novel and Maddy’s character will stay with you after it’s over.
I thought this novel was going to be oh-so predictable but friends, it is not! I enjoyed reading this book so so much and I now I am even more excited for the movie adaptation which releases in May. If for whatever reason, you’re hesitating to read this book, take the risk because in the words Carla from Everything, Everything:
“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”