Do you ever feel that sometimes you just have a fall out with a book? This is what it was like for me when I read Everything, Everything. No, I won’t be hate reviewing but I’d definitely like to discuss what parts made me feel that way.
The Plot: Madeline has SCID, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. It means, EVERYTHING and ANYTHING could kill her out in the real world. Which is why her mother cocoons her and makes sure she never leaves the house.
Olly is the boy next door. Wearing all black, and being athletic, she knows she will fall in love with him sooner or later.
The writing was easy. I pretty much finished the entire book within a couple of days. I breezed through it.
I really liked Olly. He was adorkable and cute and I could see why everyone who reads this book fawns over him. Even the actor who portrays him in the movie is pretty good looking.
There were many moments between Maddy and Olly that were sort of cute but I think we all know what it really was…
As I was reading this book I thought that I had pretty much figured out how this book would end but then that plot twist hit me out of nowhere and suddenly the book got 10x more interesting and then BAM it was over.
Madeline felt like every other contemporary fiction girl. I don’t know if it was because a majority of the books try really hard to make the male characters appealing and in the process, leave the female protag to just while away or if it’s something else that I’m not aware of.
Also, the characters don’t sound like teenagers?? I mean, I’ve had this issue ever since (you guessed it) I turned into not-a-teenager. Every teenager just sounds like a twenty someone. I mean when I was the age of Olly and Maddy I was a freaking baby. But of course, everyone grows at their own pace so I can’t really judge that.
The plot was basically a bunch of nothings happening until the very end! Which annoyed me so much.
I’m aware that I’m always let down by hyped young adult novels but this one left me defeated. There’s nothing that I greatly disliked about this one, just the general way it was executed. Which is why it makes obvious sense why some people would like it and some won’t.
“It’s not you, book, it’s me.”
I am an Earth girl…
And so, because of being constantly disappointed by books like these, I’ve decided that I won’t be reading more contemporaries. Probably a couple in a year but not more because I feel like it really just drags me down. And then I just stare at my ceiling and wonder when I grew out of such books and then before you know it I’ve turned into freaking Gandalf.
However, I’ve already read The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, so keep an eye out for that review.
Bipply boo! And with that we come to the end of my review. Let me know if you’ve read this book and do let me know what you thought about it down in the comments below. I always love hearing from you guys.
Lots of love and nonsensical words,