Very rarely, there comes one of these books that change your world. Very rarely, there are these books that you can devour in one sitting, and yet have it remain in your thoughts for days to come.
Madeline Whittier hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. She lives in a world with everything white. White walls, white couches, while clothes. She stares out of her window, spends her days with her nurse, mom and her books and takes classes online.
She doesn’t think about what she will be when she grows up or when she’ll find true love, because her disease means she needs to stay in her bubble. Forever.
And she was okay with that until the boy in black that moved in next door. The boy who entered his house with a cartwheel, the boy who invaded her thoughts. Olly.
Oliver Bright writes on her window, forgetting that it’s opposite to her on the other side, he has problems with capital letters and proper punctuation and loves putting his body in acrobatic positions. From a broken home, he sees the girl in the Window, the one only half real, and decides he wants to know her.
After all, when you see what the world has to offer, how can you now want it?
Honestly, I didn’t expect to fall so in love with this, but I did. Maddy was such a beautiful narrator, an ordinary teenage girl, locked in her tower, trying to find the courage to leave. She was real and afraid and ready and awkward and pretty much everything. The Oliver-Maddy chemistry was such a living, huggable thing that I just wanted it all.
The only thing I didn’t understand was HOW Maddy got a credit card without her omnipresent mom noticing. After all, whose bank account did she use as her credit source?
Everything, Everything is about learning to live and love when you could die doing either of them.
The BEST thing to happen to contemporary YA for a while.