Hooked From Page One: Everything, Everything

#ZoellaBookClub Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Pages: 310
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: 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.

This book hooked me from page one. I could not put it down. I actually went out with some friends and the whole time I was thinking about this book. It was THAT good.

I remember when this book came out. I never read it, but I noticed the cover and thought it was gorgeous! (It is a uber pretty cover!) I am so mad that I did not pick this book up when it came out.

This book... this book is amazing. Everyone needs to read it. It tells a beautiful story of a sick girl and the boy next door. It's wonderful, and I do not have the adjectives needed to describe this book.

The format change was refreshing. It kept me interested, and it had me keep on turning the page. I always love it when books aren't just written with the normal chapter one, chapter two, chapter etc. format. It keeps things interesting and fresh.

I was in the middle of reading this book, and i noticed that there was a different page mixed in with the rest, you know, the black page. Naturally, I flipped it open to that page to see what was up and I spoiled myself. Do not flip to the black page, I repeat, DO NOT FLIP TO THE BLACK PAGE! You will spoil yourself, and then you will be panicking but then you start speed-reading so maybe do flip to the black page.

I loved this plot! I have never read anything quite like it before. It was different. And that's what made it irresistible.

Olly is just one fine man. I would love to live next door to him. He was a fantastic character. I wish we could have gotten to see a bit more of his parkour, though, because that was really cool. He is one of THE best all time male leads ever. He has his problems, he's not perfect, but he's just so dreamy.

I need to tough briefly on the ending. OMG! I refuse to give anything away, but that ending was just


I loved it. It made the book even more memorable. I will never forget this book for as long as I am a book lover (which will be for a hella long time).

READ THIS BOOK! Honestly, I wasn't too sure about it either. Yuck, contemporary, am I right? You will not regret it. Everyone needs this book in their life. And as I said on an Instagram comment, Everything, Everything was amazing, amazing.

About the Author

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.



  1. I didn't know the ending had something dramatic!! Now I'm really interested to read this. It's been lingering on my TBR, but not that I know there's some sort of twist I really want to read it.

    Liselle @ Lunch-Time Librarian

    1. This will be one of the best books you read this year! I promise! I will never get over this book! I've got my bff to read it, and she loved it, and now she's having her mom read it. It's a fantastic book!

      Thanks for stopping by!