Everything, EverythingBook - 2015
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the 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. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
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.
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Mandy96 Apr 02, 2017
Tuesday, March 14: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte, 2015). If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, you'll adore Everything, Everything. Maddy is allergic to . . . everything. She hasn't left her home in 17 years, and the only people she sees are her mother and her nurse. When a mov... Read More »
Courtney_biblio Aug 30, 2016
Recommended by both Dalia and Farhiya
kisanet18 Aug 04, 2016
This was an interesting read, that I would definitely recommend to fans of all genres of literature. This book follows the journey of Madeline, a teen who has a rare medical condition that cause her to be allergic to almost everything. She meets Olly her neighbor and life turns upside from there.... Read More »
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- "Love opens you up to the world."
- "I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now and those are not the same thing"
- "I loved you before I knew you."
- "I don't know the answer to this question. The only thing I know for sure is that this —being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him—is everything."
- "He's trapped by the same memory of love, of better times, that his mother is, and it isn't enough."
- "Olly: my life is better with you in it
Madeline: but mine isn't"
- "But anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive"
- "Love is worth everything. Everything"
“Will I encounter turbulence? Yes. Into all lives a little turbulence must fall.”
“In the beginning there was nothing and then there was everything.”
“The Void – a universe that can wink into existence can wink out again.”
" Not pointless," she says, and looks at me seriously. "Just because you can't experience everything doesn't mean you shouldn't experience anything..." (Carla to Madeline)
"You're not living, if you're not regretting."
it's soothing to see an entire world at once-to see the pieces and know how it all fits together. Page 296
We watch the way the water pulls back and turns over and beats against the sand, trying to wear the earth away. And even though it doesn't succeed, it pulls back and pounds the shore again and again, as if there were no last time and there is no next time and this time is the time that counts. Page 232
There's no denying it now. I'm in the world. And, too, the world is in me. Page 196
I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing. Page 181
Other: This book has lots and lots of errors! For instance: In one scene, the passage of time seems inconsistent; there are post-it notes that are signed "Carla" even though the character who wrote them is Janet; the definition of "surprise" (according to this book, its plural is "surprisees"); and a picture of the earth that's a mirror image of the actual thing.
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