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Just What I Needed…Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

I finished this in a matter of hours, though I spread my reading out over a day and a bit.
Filled with illustrations and diagrams and IM logs, this was a good read that I absolutely powered through. It had a lot of positives but also a bunch of negatives.

PLUS:
* I felt like the development of Olly and Maddy's relationship was normal, and relatable considering their almost unrelatable situation.
* Maddy is a great bookish character and I feel like YA books need more bookish girls
* Maddy's nurse is AWESOME.

MINUS:
* Maddy says she isn't reckless: gets a credit card, buys 2 lots of flights, a hotel room and I assume a whole bunch of other practical stuff like food and taxi fare, as well as clothes and nearly $300 worth of clothes on her mother's credit card... not reckless?
* Olly seems to give up pretty easily
* The whole running off to Hawaii thing was a bit much for me.

I disliked Maddy's mum from the start, but I loved pretty much everyone else. Olly is a complex character and a great romantic interest.

Though this was an incredibly easy read, it has reignited my passion for reading. It wasn't a substantial book, but it definitely gave me those butterflies that a good YA romance does.

I am looking forward to reading Nicola Yoon's other book The Sun Is Also a Star as it sounds just as interesting and light as this one does. Normally, that would be something that I would put a book back on the shelf for, but I guess it was just what I needed right now.

~Sam

QBD Reviews: Everything Everything

Everything Eveything

Madeline Whittier is a teenage girl that is allergic to the world outside of her house. If she so much as steps outside of her front door, she is risking death. She has no idea what life outside of the safety her mother provides for her, but she would give just about anything to find out.

Olly is the boy who moves in next door. Madeline has a highly keen interest in him from the moment she sets her eyes on him and his family, and the pair exchange email addresses through their bedroom windows. They form a remarkable friendship, and they soon discover that love is a terribly crazy thing, and sometimes people will go to insane lengths to keep it.

Everything, Everything is, without a doubt, the most amazing book I have read throughout 2016. I read the entire book in one sitting, and I cannot stop recommending it to everybody I speak to about it! When I first finished it, I was so very lost for words.

This is a compelling novel with such riveting and engrossing characters. It's such a fun read because not only is the story completely enthralling, but there are adorable little sketches throughout! I'll be very lucky if I find another book any time soon that captivates me and entrances me as much as this one did. Only every now and then do you come across a read as incredible as this, so do yourself the courtesy of purchasing this lovely little book and diving straight into it!

~ Holly