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My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the 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. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
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.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published on March 7, 2017 by Ember
ISBN-10: 0553496670
ISBN-13: 9780553496673
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  • callie_b
    callie_bMonday, February 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm44 starsFeatured
    Madeline Whittier is a normal girl; but she yet she doesn't live the type of life that we all live. She has a rare disease involving Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, and she is allergic to practically everything! She could be allergic to something or she might not be-- but the most important thing is she can't take any risks. Meaning she has to stay in her house. All day, everyday. Madeline has no contact with the world besides her mom, her nurse Rosa, her computer, and her window. One day a family moves into the house next door, and Madeline soon learns of the boy her age, named Olly. They first become friends over simple IM's and emails, but then Maddy decides to take the biggest risk she has taken in a while: sneaking Olly into the house. With the help of Rosa, Olly and Maddy are able to talk once every week in person, scheming and dreaming of a world where Maddy could go outside. Maddy and Olly begin to develop a stronger relationship, and Maddy really starts to consider leaving her home and going out into the world. As Rosa says, love can't kill you, and Maddy keeps this in her mind as she forms a plan to run away from home with Olly and go to Hawaii. This book was moving, beautiful, and I loved every page! There was a BIG twist at the end that I was totally not expecting, and it all turned out to be a great plot line and story. I hung onto every bit of this fantastic book! I give this book a big thumbs-up, and I recommend it for ages 14+
    • sofi_22
      sofi_22Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:42 am55 stars
      This book was such a nice book! My brother and I read it together and thought it was everything everything! HA! Such a nice pund.
      • ottergirl4ev
        ottergirl4evMonday, December 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm55 stars
        i cried when i read this book. it really just killed me to read Everything Everything. if you haven't read this book yet, then i recommend this book greatly. read it.
        • volleyball1003Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm
          I think I have read this book over 20 times and am working on a book project right now for school ! Thank you, Nicola Soon for this great read ! ❤️
          • Cutecinthia1Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 9:09 am
            is everything everthing a good summer reading book in middle school (7th Grade)
            • popman123
              popman123Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:04 am55 stars
              Best book i have ever read you all should read it.
              • unicorngirl65
                unicorngirl65Monday, April 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm55 stars
                so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • k2lit
                  k2litMonday, April 9, 2018 at 8:18 am55 stars
                  this was a very sad book this book is even sad because the girl has a disease and the sad part is that she can not get out of the house or she will die
                  • k2lit
                    k2litMonday, April 9, 2018 at 8:15 am55 stars
                    this was a great book and i read it 12 times this book got me emotional but since I'm a boy I did not cry
                    • arasophi08
                      arasophi08Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:43 pm55 stars
                      It is a really good book.

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