How would you feel if you were allergic to everything? I can tell you I would be miserable.
“Everything Everything” is a young adult novel written by Nicola Yoon. It is about Madeline, a girl who is diagnosed with SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to everything. Maddie, as she is referred to, cannot leave her house and can’t have any human contact.
That is, until the new boy moves in next door. But, don’t let that fool you, as this is far from a regular boy next door story.
Maddie soon learns the boy’s name is Olly who has dark hair, wears dark clothes and sparks the curiosity in Maddie. The two soon learn ways to talk without being anywhere near each other. But is that really enough for either of them? Will Maddie really risk her health for some boy she just met?
Olly and Maddie IM (instant message), so when they instant message one another, the page looks as a phone screen does when people text.
Overall “Everything, Everything” is just amazing and is one of my favorite contemporary books. If you love a good contemporary novel, this is the book for you and I encourage you to read it to discover how it all turns out.
The next time you are browsing your local bookstore or visiting the Windham Public or Raymond Village Libraries, pick up this book. You won’t regret it.
Reegan Burke is an eighth grade student from Windham Middle School