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by Nicola Yoon

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So far we have received 24 reviews of Everything, Everything.

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Olivia from Year 9, The Armthorpe Academy:

This book is indescribable. It will make you feel so many different things all at the same time. Everyone will find a different meaning hidden within its pages, you just have to look. I would recommend this novel to any one at all. It was recommended to me and I am so thankful for that. It has made me look on the world with a different view. I will never again take the wonders I see and experience everyday for granted and neither should you. This book deserves to be shortlisted

Marks out of 10: 10

Abby from Year 13, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

"Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything." Everything, Everything details the story of Madeline and Olly - a sick girl, unable to leave the house due to severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) which basically means she's allergic to the world. Olly is the boy next door, in the sense that he literally lives next door, and also in the sense that Madeline is bound to fall in love with him. I absolutely adored this book. The characters were beautifully written and felt very realistic, and I really loved them - particularly Maddy. The plot was really suspenseful and had some great plot twists. And, most importantly, it was really beautifully written, even including emails and some drawings by Maddy detailing how desperately in love with Olly she is. Spoiler alert: Maddy likes to give cute little spoiler alerts. I highly recommend this book to everyone, and would also like to say that Yoon has a second book - The Sun is Also a Star - that is just as amazing.

Marks out of 10: 10

Nell from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I extremely enjoyed reading this book and it was beautifully written. It wasn't a typical love story which I thought made the novel even more interesting and it still touched your heart.This book is one of a kind (in a good way), intriguing and romantic.I believe Nicola Yoon, the author, is very talented and the structure of this book is perfect. 'Everything Everything' , shows us her unique, passionate and intelligent style of writing.

Marks out of 10: 9

Keira from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

It is an innovative, suspenseful novel about a girl who is allergic to the world. A rare disease keeping her a prisoner in her own home until a boy moves in next door and completely changes her interpretation of the world. The detail is flawless even down to the medical terminology that really gets the reader to care for the characters which impacts their emotions through the unpredictable plot twists.

Marks out of 10: 10

Keira from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

It is an innovative, suspenseful novel about a girl who is allergic to the world. A rare disease keeping her a prisoner in her own home until a boy moves in next door and completely changes her interpretation of the world. The detail is flawless even down to the medical terminology that really gets the reader to care for the characters which impacts their emotions through the unpredictable plot twists. I would recommend this for any one because this book needs to be appreciated.

Marks out of 10: 10

Paisley from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

This book is very good and is well worth reading. It is a romance story and is sad at times but happy at others. A girl called Maddie is allergic to everything because of this disease she has. This means that she has to stay inside her house. But when a boy called Olly moves in next door everything changes. I loved the story line of this book and it always kept me on the edge of my seat all of the time.

Marks out of 10: 8

kaitlin from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

WOW! this is the best book i have read in a long time! this book is about a girl who is allergic to nearly everything. she has to stay in all the time and she cant even have visitors but this was all about to change in a few days. the reason behind this was that she was in love with the boy across the street and she just couldn't stop herself from meeting him in person. i liked this book because it built up tension through the book because you didn't know if she was going to go outside and if she went outside what would happen. Also the emotion in the book was so powerful you could just imagine what it would be like in the situation in the book because the description was so powerful.i would definitely recommend this book to older students because it is written in just a great way.

Marks out of 10: 10

Shriya from Year 7:

Great Book

Marks out of 10: 10

Tessa from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is highly enjoyable to read and I would recommend this to anyone. In this book you find out about the characters and their lives and the risks people will take for love. While reading this you feel as if you really do know the characters themselves and it's quite easy to get attached. This amazing story just reels you in and the further in you get the more interesting it all becomes. This book isn't predictable and it's written really well. I will definitely read this again and I would like to thank Nicola for writing this astounding book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Anna from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

Wow. Just wow. Such an incredible story. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS. I am a massive fan of romance novels and this was just perfect. It was so perfectly written full of meaning. The story is about a girl who suffers from severe allergies; she was allergic to the entire world. She lived alone for 18 years with her mum, never leaving the confines of her carefully cleaned home. Until Olly (parkour fanatic) moved next door with his complicated family. Soon, they become close "friends" and that's where her story really starts... This book was so amazing and written to perfection. I have never read anything so great. This love story is perfect for any romance fan. Just give it a go....please. You will not regret it. I promise.

Marks out of 10: 9

olivia from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book is about a girl who is allergic to the world. she hasn't been outside for 17 years she loves reading books inside her bubble. But everything changed when a boy next door wanted to meet her. Madeline would do anything everything too see him. when she finally met him and fell in love at first sight. Then when they go for a holiday break everything goes wrong! I liked this book because it built up tension in the book on every paragraph. This love story is beautifully written especially for a first time novel. However, it also felt as if you could this story in her point of view. I also liked how it showed you the emails and the messages. I would definitely recommend this book to love novel lovers!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Jade from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

This book is highly enjoyable to read and I would recommend this to anyone. In this book you find out about the characters and their lives and the risks people will take for love. While reading this you feel as if you really do know the characters themselves and it's quite easy to get attached. This amazing story just reels you in and the further in you get the more interesting it all becomes. This book isn't predictable and it's written really well. I will definitely read this again and I would like to thank Nicola for writing this astounding book.

Marks out of 10: 7

Tasha from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

Everything Everything is one of the best books I've read. It is exciting with suspense, morals, lessons, meanings and romance. This love story gets you intrigued the minuet you open it. After almost 18 years living inside a bubble, Olly arrives to make a difference. Whilst crushing on Olly, Maddy is forced to cancel special opportunities with her mum. Is Olly worth it though? Is Olly to die for? 'My heart stops...' Is Olly something to die for? After lies, hopes, dreams and illnesses, Maddy is forced to tear relationships. But will it last? I promise you will love this book. I couldn't put it down. Is Olly worth everything? Is Olly worth Maddy's life? Find out by reading this intense love story.

Marks out of 10: 10

charley from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

Although this book wasn't my favourite book I have read so far, it has definitely captured my attention. While displeasing on occasion, this book was rather captivating and was a thoroughly enjoyable read. After reading about Maddy, a teenage girl joining adulthood with a severe illness to the world, you can truly understand the true quality of the life you live. Battling with illness is not enough for Maddy, she also has to fight of the urge to fall in love with the boy next door-Olly. But is all as it seems? Granted, this book was a little hard to get into, it was pretty enjoyable as it progressed. I would still recommend this book, despite the few flaws.

Marks out of 10: 7

hattie from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

Everything Everything is a fantastic book. A girl is trapped in her house for seventeen years. Her name is called Maddy and she is allergic to the world however a boy called Olly wants to change it. They fall in love and want to talk to each other but her mum is very scared that something will happen to her. Will she survive ?

Marks out of 10: 10

georgie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like books about love? or maybe about heartbreak? Well if you do you will like this book. I rated this book 7 out of 10 because it is a bit to mushy and kissy for me. I would recommend this book to 12-19 year olds because it is about love and it is about teenager stuff. My favourite character in this is Madeline because she is poorly and she cant go outside; she still makes the most of her time and almost never complains. This book was alright for the adventure and the fun but DON'T READ IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE KISSING!!!!!! Over all it was quite a good book and Nicola Yoon is an amazing author.

Marks out of 10: 7

Wiktoria from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book has a good plot and interesting characters. I like the informal way it's written in but I don't think this book deserves any higher 8/10

Marks out of 10: 8

Hollie from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I would give this book a 6 out of 10. I liked this book to a certain extent but it was too slow paced and the chapters are really short. This book is about a girl called Madeline who has a disease that cause her to be allergic to everything. She then meets a boy called Olly who moves next door. They slowly start to like each other, but more than friends. I got up to page 128 because at the start of the book its really slow paced so I stopped reading it but it does get a bit interesting when its explains her problems. I would recommend this book to 13 and up because towards the end it seems something like a 11 year old or 12 year old would not read.

Marks out of 10: 6

Zuzanna and grace (there are 2 of us) from Year 7, Hayfield School:

I L♥VE IT!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Zuzanna and Grace from Year 7, Hayfield School:

For anyone who is not sure about reading this book. We would highly recommend to anyone of the age 11-16 to get immersed in this fabulous story. We cannot imagine how hard living your life in a closed off bubble must feel like.This story however comes with a twist, that you may start guessing around 3/4 of the book.This story is a breathtaking tale of love when it isn't as simple as walking across the street to meet your other half ♥

Marks out of 10: 10

Josie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

You Are an 18 year old girl. You Live with your mum after the death of your brother and farther when you were a baby. You have never left the your house because you are allergic to the world. You breath filtered air and have never made contact with anyone other than your mother and nurse. You are ill. Until..... Maddie's life is strange. It always has been and it always will be because of her illness. Her illness is her life until the boy next door moves in. Olly is cool, calm and has the one thing Maddie never had - a life. Is it love at first sight? Will their online friendship become something more? Will they ever meet face to face or will her illness prevent it? Would you risk your life for love? Will their time run out? If your faced with death do you fight for love or let it all end? Everything Everything is the best book I have ever read and I literally read it in one sitting. I would recommend it to anyone who loves real life drama and possibly the biggest plot twist ever!

Marks out of 10: 10

Poppy from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Everything Everything is undoubtably one of the best books I have ever read. This emotional tail is about the risks and decisions we make for love this story answers the question is it really worth being alive if you're not living? This book explores the fact that multiple actions could even save your life. I love this book because it explores the crazy things we do for love even though it could break the ones we love. I would recommend this book to any older children that love amazing books that are impossible to put down even at 4 in the morning.

Marks out of 10: 10

Courtney from Year 7, Hayfield School:

I love this book because it is about a girl who is allergic to the world and falls in love with her neighbour who when she walks in to the rrom he was always on the wall for the first few times he met her

Marks out of 10: 10

Wiktoria from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I reread the book and it's still as good as it was before. The story is really interesting and the characters are likable

Marks out of 10: 10

 

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