For a debut novel there's been quite a lot of hype over this book. I forst heard about it on some YouTube video, and they absolutely raved about this book. I've also seen many reviews of people living this book to pieces, but I really don't get it. Honestly when I see so many rave reviews before a book has been published, I just start to think they're lying.
Everything everything is about an 18 year old girl who is allergic to the world. She cannot go outside and spends her whole life inside (sounds a lot like my life tbh). Then one day a family movies in next door. Introducing love interest, Olly! They lock eyes and then stuff happens and that's all I'll say about that.
I think Everything, Everything was boring, boring. I didn't connect with the characters, I didn't even particularly like any of them. Madeline was meant to be 18 years old, but I honestly thought she was about 13. The way it was written was very basic, nothing really special about it at all. Olly was weird and I was extremely confused when he was climbing walls? Like I was imagining Spider Man scaling walls and stuff and it just didn't go at all.
I know I read a ARC copy of this book, but there were these weird combination of letters and I don't understand why they were there. I'll insert a picture below for you to see for yourself.
I don't regret reading this, I found it to be interesting, even though the whole time I kept thinking of the movie "bubble boy". It was a very quick read, according to Kindle only about 3.5 hours, so it's not like I really wasted a lot of time reading it. I thought there were moments that had some promise, I liked Olly. I liked the family aspect of it, I won't delve too much into that because, spoilers. There is a little bit of a plot twist but it's honestly not that surprising.
Overall, I wouldn't be rushing out to buy this book. I probably wouldn't buy it myself, but If you're interested in reading a middle grade novel with an interesting plot but basic writing, go for it. But considering my the people reading my blog are more than likely 16+ I probably wouldn't bother, but that's just my opinion.
Book: 5.5/10 (Rating Scale)
Format: Kindle Book, 240 pages (ARC)
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
Recommended for: 13+ (there is one mature-ish scene but it's not graphic at all)
* I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way has affected the content of my review, all thoughts are my own.
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