Everything, Everything #22


A few days after reading his book I found out it's been turned into a movie and is out this month! How exciting is that?

pages: 310

"Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love."

I went into this book not knowing if I'd like it if I'm entirely honest. I wasn't so sure on how it'd pan out as I found the 'being allergic to outside' a weird concept and wasn't sure if I'd get sucked into the world or not. Oh boy was I wrong! I was hooked from about the first page! Nicola's writing flowed so well and I couldn't put it down. Madeline was written in a way where you couldn't hate her, you actually admired her. I admired her for putting up with her mum for so long. I would of gone insane with just my mum and my nurse and no outside world! Madeline was drawn out of her fearing the outside world when the family next door moved in. Quickly she becomes interested in Olly, the son. 

I found her mum to be so controlling and unlikeable, especially when Olly and his sister come over to bring a cake, she refuses due to the nature of Madelines condition but doesn't tell them that. This frustrated me, she looked so rude and it bugged me. Sounds silly I know.

Madeline and Olly's relationship grew from emails to being able to meet in secret thanks to Carla her nurse.

I loved all the characters in this book except Madeline mum. The plot twist had me so mad, I had guessed this from about half way through the book. I was mad I was right because it made me hate the mum even more.

This book was so gripping, I liked how it showed you love makes you do crazy things, that sounds cringe and lame but it is so true! Without love making Madeline do crazy things, the story would of been boring. This book was so hooking and such a quick read. I loved this and Nicola's writing is just so incredible, I'm excited to read more by her.

Love, Beth x


  1. Oh wow! I love this book. Can't wait to see the movie ��

    1. The film was such a good adaptation!

  2. I've been meaning to read this one so I can watch the movie! I just haven't gotten around to it yet!

    1. It's worth the read, a quick one too! The movie adaption was really good too :)