I find it hard to give commentary about this book without any spoilers, but I’ll do my best. A friend tagged me in the trailer of its movie version set in May, so I felt the need to read the novel first. I thought Everything, Everything is just another TFIOS with another Augustus Waters to break my heart.
A bit of a background.
Maddy has SCID – Severe Combined Immunodefieciency. It’s a rare disease, and in other words, Maddy is allergic to pretty much everything. And so she lived in a bubble in the literal sense. She wasn’t allowed to go out of the house, wasn’t allowed to be touched and her vitals are monitored every two hours everyday for seventeen years. Until Olly’s family moves in next door. Everything changes.
What I Think of It
I didn’t see that kind of ending coming. Sure, I was hoping that Maddy would get cured in the end, but absolutely not like that. I felt deceived for some reason. Although, the things before the ending ran smoothly. I liked the way Olly fought his way to be close with Maddy. I also liked the way that Maddy chose to fight for sake of living. I tried to imagine what it was like, living, or existing like Maddy. She had no real friends, except for Carla her personal nurse. In the end, when everything was finally unfolded, I wondered what if Maddy never met Olly? What if she didn’t have the courage to stand for herself that one time? What if she never went to Hawaii? She’d never learn what her mom kept her all her life. I bet she’d live her life with this constant fear for her life, not knowing that the fears she may have would somewhat be pointless.
I was happy to read the book. Although I wasn’t happy with the plot twist, Everything, Everything has lots of realization to offer about life and living.
Should You Read It?
If you’re a TFIOS fan, then you’d like this book for the most part.
Everything, Everything will be in theaters on May, so maybe we can watch out for it.
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Beth G. ❤