Sunday, December 27, 2015

everything, everything

Just finished the best book I've read in a really long time. So, so, so good. Started it on my plane ride last night, finished it up this afternoon.

Everything, Everything (Yoon) is the story of Madeline, who has been cooped up in her house for all of her 18 years of life because of a very rare disease. She has her routine - school via skype, reading lots of books (The Little Prince is her favorite...and now I must read it!), and hanging out with her mother. Her family is one of two: Madeline and her mother because of a terrible accident where her dad and brother were killed when she was just and infant.

All is going well until Olly moves in next door. They become friends first through their windows, and then via instant messaging. Olly's family has some issues as well, which one day call Maddy from her house. After being outside, it is hard for her to continue with the life she's lived for 18 years, and well....things happen.

This book not only has a great story and a twist at the end, but also many formats that make it very enjoyable for me, and I imagine, for young adults. "Chapters" are short and sometimes only a few lines of text or even a drawing. There are pages and pages of Instant Messaging to unfold the story, emails back and fourth, schedules of various characters, and drawings depicting feelings and events to come.

One of my fave lines:

So, I highly recommend this, you should grab a copy for sure!

Up next for me:

What are you reading these days?
Hope you're enjoying a lazy Sunday like I am and I'll be back soon with New Year stuff!


  1. I am reading "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. He rights about the 10,000 hour rule, how geniuses need more than just a high IQ to be successful and about the "Matthew Effect". Those children who are chronologically older in a grade tend to do better than those who have a birthday that makes them the younger of the group. It is an easy read and I'm really enjoying it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Michelle, this book sounds so good! I am always looking to discover new authors that I haven't read, and I enjoy YA fiction as well. I will have to check it out when I get a chance! (I have two books checked out now form our library, and 2 professional books I'm reading also.) What an insightful quote, too. It's perfect timing as we enter a new year!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Jennifer Hogan

  3. Well, more books to add to my library trip. Thanks for sharing!


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