Everything, Everything: Read the Book First

Haley Hinkofer, Staff Writer

The only reason why I wanted to read Everything, Everything was because I saw a trailer for it on Twitter. I became obsessed over it, watching it every time I came across it. This book came out in 2015, but the movie isn’t going to be released until May 19th, 2017.

Everything, Everything is written by Nicola Yoon and has been the only book that I’ve read in a matter of two days. From the first couple of pages in, I knew this book was going to be one of my all time favorites and I was not disappointed.

The book is about this eighteen year old girl named Madeline Whittier, who has a severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), or better know as “bubble baby disease.” Due to her disease, she’s been stuck inside her artificially air-ventilated house ever since she has a baby, when she had a near death experience. The only people she interacts with are her Mom and her nurse Carla. Her dad and brother passed away when she was younger. So far, she’s lived a pretty safe, uneventful, and boring life. That is, until a new family moves in next door with a son named Olly, who is the same age as Madeline named.

Madeline watches Olly live his life through her bedroom window, and they soon become friends, messaging each other online. The story then starts to take wild turns and unexpected events occur. The ending shocked me the most because I was expecting and entirely different outcome than what was written.

Go pick up Everything, Everything at Barnes and Noble and read the first couple of passages. Trust me you’ll be hooked on the book and won’t leave the store until you know how it ends. Then you’ll be anxiously waiting until the movie is released.