Everything, Everything

Madison Elliott

Book Information

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN Number: 9780553496642

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Awards: None

Personal Review

When I first saw this book, I was immediately attracted to the cover. It looked to me that it was at least worth finding out what it was about. I read the blurb, and it sounded compelling so I bought it. I started to read it and I realized that it wasn't as exciting as I thought it was. It was just Madeline sitting in her room all day since she couldn't go outside or she'd die. Since she is practically allergic to everything, there isn't much for her to do.

Little did I know that Olly and his family were going to move in next door. This is where the story got good. I really enjoyed watching the transition in Madeline from not caring that she couldn't go outside, to her longing desperately to be able to leave her house. This is all of course thanks to Olly. Madeline and Olly are very similar, and a relationship sparks between them. Their relationship is so touching because even though they have to be far away, in their mind they are with each other. Olly shows her how to have fun, even in her circumstances, and I think that is amazing.

Professional Reviews

"This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." —Kirkus Reviews

“Gorgeous and lyrical.” --The New York Times Book Review

Further Explorations

In the book, Olly and Madeline take a trip to Maui together for her first time out of the house.


In the book, Madeline has a extremely rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency.


The main character, Madeline, aspires to be an architect and takes classes online about architecture.


Olly is very interested in space so he creates an orrery.


Throughout the book, Madeline mentions the book "The Little Prince" many times because it is her favorite book.


Partner Titles

Title: Never Always Sometimes

Author: Ali Alsaid

Relation: This book relates to "Everything, Everything" because they are both about kindling romances between two teenagers.

Title: All The Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven

Relation: This book relates to "Everything, Everything" because Madeline thinks that she is always one step away from dying and Theodore in "All The Bright Places" is fascinated by death and always thinks of ways to kill himself.

Title: The Rest of us Just Live Here

Author: Patrick Ness

Relation: Both of these books have a strong-willing female lead that has some sass.

Works Cited

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"Career Opportunity – Architect." V C Contractors Ltd. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://vccontractors.com/services/career-opportunity-architect/>.

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"Never Always Sometimes." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24338298-never-always-sometimes>.

"Pics about Space." Orrery Planets Model (page 2). N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://pics-about-space.com/orrery-planets-model?p=2>.

"The Rest of Us Just Live Here." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22910900-the-rest-of-us-just-live-here>.

"Severe Combined Immunodeficiency." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Stephen J. McGeady. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/allergies/severe_immunodeficiency.html>.

"Welcome to Maui, Hawaii!" Maui Information Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://www.mauiinformationguide.com/>.

Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Prince>.

Yoon, Nicola, and David Yoon. Everything, Everything. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.