Everthing, Everything by Nicola Yoon
* Read via NetGalley
4 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes
Wow, just wow, what a book. I couldn’t put it down, and finished reading in less than a day. I definitely wasn’t expecting the twist. You will have all of the emotions while reading this book from happiness to WTF did I just read.
Maddy has never gone outside because of her disease and then things get really interesting when Olly moves in next door.
The use of a rather unfortunate bundt cake was both inventive and hilarious. I really liked the small bits of humor found in this book along with the other crazy happenings.
Maddy is an awesome character who just wants more from the world but is hindered by being sick/unable to leave the house. She is creative and has plenty of dreams.
Olly is a parkour loving guy with a troubled home life. He and Maddy make quite a pair and their chemistry is crazy good.
The use of handwritten notes and illustrations really adds some nice dimensions to what you’re reading.
Overall, an unexpectedly unique and well done book.