Monday, December 19, 2016
Everything, Everything/Nicola Yoon/310 pags.
Madeline Whittier (Maddy) has spent the majority of her seventeen years confined to her home. She has been diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID); she is basically allergic to everything in the outside world. The only two people she has contact with are her mother, and her nurse, Carla--that is until new neighbors move in next door. Oliver (Olly) is a teenager around Madeline's age. They begin communicating via email and chatting--leading Maddy to want something she hasn't experienced before: a normal life as a teenager. Olly has his own family issues, which causes Maddy to take risks she never considered. It's a fast read, told in Maddy's voice. I highly recommend this book; Nicola Yoon is fast becoming one of my favorite YA authors!