Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 44 minutes
First Published: 2015
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What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken.
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Quotes from Everything, Everything
Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.
Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.
Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.
Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.
About Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, Everything, Everything, and The Sun is Also a Star. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and currently lives in Los Angeles with her family. Visit the author’s website →