Madeline Whitter can’t go outside. She can’t open a window; she can’t have visitors unless they go through extensive decontamination. She is sick and always has been; there is no cure. She is now 18, but won’t be leaving for college. She won’t ever be leaving. Her only friends are her mother and her full time nurse until a new family moves next door. Through her window she starts to watch a boy named Olly and realizes just how much of her life she is missing.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon is a YA romance that adults can enjoy. Maddy and Olly are easy teens to love. Yoon allows you to immediately put yourself in Maddy’s shoes. How much would you risk to avoid living your entire life indoors? Is it worth it to be healthy if you can never be truly close to another person?
The comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars are inevitable but this is a sweet and unique story with its own twists and turns.