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Everything, Everything
Contributor(s): Yoon, Nicola
ISBN: 0553496646     ISBN-13: 9780553496642
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: September 2015
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Annotation: A girl confined to her house by rare and profound allergies falls hopelessly in love with her new neighbor, in a story told through vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists and illustrations. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Friendship; Fiction.
Love; Fiction.
Severe combined immunodeficiency; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015002950
Lexile Measure: 610
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.00" W x 1.25" (0.80 lbs) 310 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 176408
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 7.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q67173
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 13.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
Maddy, who suffers from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, is resigned to her sequestered existence until Olly moves in next door. Their secret friendship blossoms into romance, then escalates into euphoria and then disaster when the couple runs away to Hawaii. With its assured twists and sensitive depiction of loneliness in many forms, this novel offers a thoughtful exploration of how we define living.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2015 #6)
Yoon's debut novel adds a twist to the time-honored genre of a terminally ill teen seizing his or her final days: for Maddy—who is suffering from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and who, "allergic to the world," hasn't left her house in seventeen years—it's living to the fullest that would kill her. Maddy is resigned to her sequestered existence of online classes, voracious reading, and human contact with only her devoted mother and a sympathetic home nurse, until fellow teen Olly—isolated in his own way by an abusive father and frequent relocation—moves in next door. He and Maddy begin a secret friendship that blossoms into romance, then escalates into euphoria and then disaster when the couple runs away to Hawaii. The amalgamation of brief narrative chapters, emails, chat transcripts, sketches, and other visually distinct ephemera lends a jagged immediacy to this unconventional love story, and the minimalist intensity of Yoon's prose is well suited to the unfiltered wonder with which Maddy experiences the world outside her bubble. With its assured twists, matter-of-fact presentation of a biracial (black and Asian) protagonist, and sensitive depiction of loneliness in many different forms, Everything, Everything offers a thoughtful exploration of how we define life and living, while still delivering a breathless romance. claire e. gross Copyright 2014 Horn Book Magazine.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2015 June #3)

Madeline Whittier, a biracial 18-year-old, has severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare condition that renders her allergic to nearly everything and requires her to live inside a carefully sealed environment. Madeline's contact is limited to her physician mother and her full-time nurse, until handsome Olly moves in next door. Madeline falls for him from her window and begins disobeying the rules that keep her from the outside world. Despite the serious dangers posed by Madeline's medical condition and Olly's violently alcoholic father, Yoon's debut reads breezily. Many chapters consist of single, short paragraphs, as well as emails, chat exchanges, and Madeline's pithy book reviews (of Lord of the Flies, "Spoiler alert: Boys are savages"). Yoon's husband provides diagrams, cartoons, and other illustrations that reflect Madeleine's claustrophobia, whimsical longings, excitement over Olly, and sense of humor. The main conflict is resolved in a few brief pages and reflects an overall tendency for things to happen a bit too easily. Even so, this is an easy romance to get caught up in. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika, Alloy Entertainment. (Sept.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 August)

Gr 10 Up—From the first page, Madeline Whittier is a sympathetic character who has had to watch the world from the inside of a bubble—literally. Her diagnosed condition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency is a life sentence that limits her to a world of two people: her mother, who is a doctor, and her nurse. Everything changes when Olly and his family move into the house next door. Olly is the kind of inventive guy who figures out a way to communicate with Madeline, and over the course of the next few months Madeline becomes Maddy, a young woman who takes potentially deadly risks to protect Olly emotionally, if not physically. Maddy's and Olly's hastily planned trip to Maui and their tastefully described liaison while there suggests a mature teen audience, but readers of Cammie McGovern's Say What You Will (HarperCollins, 2014) and Wendy Mills's Positively Beautiful (Bloomsbury, 2015) will fall in love with this humorously engaging story of a girl who discovers life, love, and forgiveness in new places. VERDICTEverything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful.—Jodeana Kruse, R. A. Long High School, Longview, WA

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