Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Corgi Books
This book is magnificent and full of hopes. Everything, Everything – as the title itself says and replicates in the pages of this book that how we need to see and know everything in this world out there. This is a story of a teenager Madeline Whittier whose life had been a lie until she finds it out.
Madeline’s mom was a doctor and she loved Madeline immensely, that is what every mother is expected to do. Madeline lived through a lie that she is suffering from a disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). She lived in a white room with white furniture. Her room was air-sealed so that no contaminated air can get in. The roof of the room had filters which didn’t allow particles more than 0.3 microns enter to the room and also circulated the air flow in every four hours. The windows of her house were never opened because of her sickness.
Her nurse Carla took care of her every day. She supervised her daily routine and checked her temperature. Madeline never lived an ordinary life. She didn’t even attend normal high school. She got her home tuitions of architecture and many more. She mostly passed her time reading books. Olly, Madeline’s neighbour, a teenager guy, made her feel loved. He was never sorry for her sickness. He treated her as a normal person, the way she should be treated.
This is a story which will make you realise the significance of the world that we take for granted. From our normal life of going to school to a good holiday vacation and diving into the water. The unseen miracle of the feel of the breeze on our face. This book will make you notice the small things that we leave unnoticed.
About the Author
Nicola Yoon is a Jamaican-American author. She is best known for writing the 2015 young adult novel Everything, Everything, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of a 2017 film of the same name. In 2016, she released The Sun Is Also a Star.