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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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  • sea11
    sea11Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 am55 stars
    I love this book!
    • elimac1718
      elimac1718Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 10:43 am55 starsFeatured
      Everything Everything is a book I decided to read based off of my favorite genre, which is realistic fiction. I recommend this book to others to read because I feel like it is so inspiring toward others. I also felt like it told a great story which I believe happened to be true. This books is about a 18 year old girl named Madeline Whitter, who supposedly is allergic to the outside world. Her disease is preventing to being expose to the outdoors. Maddy has a nurse that takes care of her daily, the nurse is named Carla. Maddy has only been exposed to only a couple people in her life span. Until a boy and his family moved in next door. The boy was named Olly, and has soon Maddy saw him she was automatically attracted to this boy who seemed to be around her age. They started to talk through email. Carla found out there little secret, and Maddy begged to have him come over. Carla gave in and aloud Olly to visit just once though. Once turned into three, four more times. Eventually Maddy's mom found, and banned her from seeing Olly. Not only that but took her computer privileges as well, but that didn't keep her from speaking with him. Also Carla got fired because she couldn't be trusted. Maddy and Olly planned a trip to Hawaii together. Olly wasn't convinced at first, but Maddy said she had a medication to keep her from having allergic reaction. Olly was convinced! Maddy secretly booked flights to Hawaii for both of them. They left for Hawaii very early in the morning when no one was awake. They flew off! The next day, Maddy was taken to the hospital. Olly had no choice but to call Maddy's mom. Maddy's mom came to Hawaii to take Maddy home. Now it's up to you to read the rest. Will she have a reaction to being outside to long? Does she even have the disease? Did her mom lie to her? Will she ever get to go outside again? Will she still be able to see/talk to Olly?
      • tirdion1718
        tirdion1718Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:37 pm
        i love how detail this is and i loved how you left off with "its up to you to read the rest." i really want to read this book even more than i did before!
        • sumstl1718
          sumstl1718Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:22 am55 stars
          this is a really well written review and well put out
          • hopmer1718
            hopmer1718Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:39 am55 stars
            I like your review because it is really detailed and now I want to really want to read this book!!!!
            • kiapro1718
              kiapro1718Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:32 am55 stars
              i agree it showed lots of detail
            • kylrow1718
              kylrow1718Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:25 am55 stars
              I really like your book review because I liked how you really explained the book and gave a lot of details. I am so excited to read this book!
            • izzynxtdoor
              izzynxtdoorSaturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm55 stars
              I read this book because it really spoke to me . I recommend this to all teens who feel trapped and need to break free
              • vidia_the_fairy
                vidia_the_fairyTuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm55 stars
                This book was amazing and I totally recommend others to read it too! I loved the multiple plot twists and unexpected events in the text and I'm sure you'll love it too.
                • NyahTuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                  I haven't read the book but saw the movie and I hope to buy this book and read it.
                  • gabby23
                    gabby23Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm55 stars
                    i decided to read this book because its in my favorite genera . this book was moving and it kept you wanting to keep reading and not put it down . l recomend this book to anyone who loves romance/adventure type books. l love this book and ill think you'll love it too.
                    • aweirdpigeonFriday, June 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm
                      its now a movie so is must be good
                      • hermione4life
                        hermione4lifeThursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:56 am55 starsFeatured
                        I love this book. It's soooo inspiring. So, Madeline Whitter has SCID. This means she's "allergic" to the outdoor world. For 18 years she was stuck with Carla (her nurse) and her mom until the day Olly. Watching Olly made Madeline so happy soon they started texting each other and Madeline felt like she was outside. Carla decides to let Olly inside and later Madeline's mom finds out and fires Carla and bans Madeline from ever seeing Olly again.They continue secretly texting. Olly and Maddy decide to go to Hawaii together, which is the last place Maddy believes she had a "normal family." However, Olly only agrees to go after Maddy lies and tells him that she is on a new medicine that will keep her from getting sick.The two go to Hawaii. The next day, Maddy has to be taken to a hospital because she begins to feel extremely sick. Olly calls her mother, who comes to Hawaii and takes Maddy home. A few weeks later, Maddy gets a letter from the doctor who treated her in Hawaii after she got sick, and in the note the doctor says that Maddy does not have SCID, and she got sick because she had spent her whole life inside and has never formed a natural immunity. Maddy, angry and panicked, searches her mother's medical files, but does not find the test results or doctor's notes that would confirm she had SCID. Instead she finds some notes her mother wrote and a few articles about SCID from the internet. She confronts her mother, who breaks down and admits she does not have SCID. Maddy tells Carla, and Carla says she always suspected that. Just a few days after that, Maddy saw that her mom said she had SCID so that she wouldn't lose Maddy just like she lost Maddy's brother and father.
                        • vmka_fun_4life
                          vmka_fun_4lifeMonday, May 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm55 stars
                          Oh my goodness this is such a good book
                          • skylarTuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:07 am
                            its my first fav book

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