Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1 September 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
When I first started reading Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, I had fairly high expectations. I was hoping for a romantic, perhaps even heartbreaking, story on a forbidden love. I looked forward to the narrative style using mixed media to tell this story and, whilst not imagining it to be the next The Fault In Our Stars, I thought it would at least ring true to a lot of the elements in that story. The sad truth is that whilst the idea behind the novel is interesting, it turned out to be a mediocre story. I was not blown away but it was not entirely terrible either. Originally, I planned on rating the novel 4 stars, but have since decided to bring it down to 3 stars. To be honest, there isn’t much that I can say about Everything, Everything. It was just okay. The saving graces of the novel were Yoon’s writing style and the layout but I was disappointed by the ending and the questionable way in which illness was treated, resulting in my 3-star rating.