My little sister had been bugging me to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon before the movie came out so I decided to finally buy it. I got a BEAUTIFUL deal on getting the boxed set of her first two novels for like 13 bucks (a steal).
Ive never seen covers of books more beautiful than both Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also A Star! Once you read the book the covers make even more sense and mean even more to me than they did before
I decided to read Everything, Everything first since it was the first book she wrote and I quickly became a fan, falling more and more in love with her conversational writing style with every line. Each character in her books are unique and tell the perfect story through their point of view.
Spoiler alert: Love is worth everything. Everything.
Madeline a 17 year old girl has lived the safest, serene life inside of her bubble of a house. Suffering from a severe combinded immunodeficiency, the bubble baby disease, she spends her day reading books, new and freshly packaged just for her (any book bloggers dream).
I’ve read more books than you. It doesn’t matter how many you’ve read. I’ve read more. believe me – Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
For a long time books are the only thing she needs, she is complete and satisfied. Until her life gets turned upside down when the new neighbors move in and she finds herself falling in love with a boy named Olly. Olly is relentless, Olly is real, he opens doors she never knew could be open. But the problem is once there open they can’t always be closed again.
I was happy before I met him. But I’m alive now, and those are not the same thing.
This story is such a refreshing twist on “bubble boy” and Im happy it’s not another sad sick teen dying novel, but more of a coming-of-age romance. The ending will knock you on your a$$! lol
4.5 stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟
The only thing I really didn’t care for was that it felt like a book that was made for a movie. That sounds weird right? But when you read it you’ll understand, each page could have been called “act 1” “scene 2”
Still this book is definitely worth the read!!!
On to The Sun is Also A Star,
This is my favorite of the two, a full 5 stars for me here. It’s honestly just because this storyline was deep on so many aspects, Fate and forgiveness is a constant concept in both books and I’ve never wondered more about my “divine plan” and what love means to me more than when I read this book.
Natasha is soon to be deported (this is not even a spoiler, trust me) and she is fighting to find a way to keep her and her family from going back to their homeland of Jamaica. She does not believe in fate, destiny, or divine plans by an unspeakable force. She believes is facts and science, love is the last thing on her list.
Daniel’s waiting for fate to kick in and change his destiny. His parents expect him to go to Yale and become a doctor. His artistic souls speaks for something more fulfilling. Korean heritage runs deep through their veins and since “perfect son number 1” doesn’t want to follow it, they expect Daniel too. The world gives him what he ask for, a sign, and the sign is Natasha.
I know there’s no such thing as meant-to-be, and yet here I am wondering if maybe I’ve been wrong. – Nicola Yoon The Sun Is Also A Star
Ugh. This story. Spoke to me. Not only does Nicola Yoon take you on an epic adventure she slowly makes you fall in love with EVERYONE. Her writing is the same with both books, short chapters full of bliss and detail. I absolutely love her breakdowns of a characters emotion. Not only this but she gives a point of view FROM the emotions. What Fate has to say, what the Future has to say, even the past, it is simply brilliant.
I am anxiously waiting for this movie to premiere I will be pre-ordering tickets! But I hope you get a chance to read the book before hand and love them just as much as I did
P.s – this book has Quotable sayings for DAYS! it was really hard trying to pick my favorites to put in this review without overdoing it 🤣