The Zoella Book Club: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Zoella Book Club: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddy , tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddy dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.

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18 year old Maddy Whittier was born with SCIS; a rare disorder that affects her immune system and means she can never leave the house or have visitors who have not been through a rigorous decontamination process. And so Maddy’s life is contained within her house with her loving mum (who is also a doctor and very proud of Maddy), her nurse Carla (who is very sweet, you will love her!) and the tutors that she Skypes with to keep up with her home schooling. Despite the isolation and limitations of her life, Maddy is always upbeat and makes every day worthwhile by learning new things, reading and playing games with her mum.

And then we get to meet Olly, a boy whose family moves in next door, dresses all in black and makes scrambling up onto the roof look effortless. The pair strike up an adorable friendship online, getting to know each other through “fast five favourites” and playfully arguing over words vs numbers. But as Maddy gets a first taste of normal teenage life and love, can she ever be satisfied with the four white walls of her bedroom again? Isn’t one day living life to the fullest worth more than a thousand locked away in her house?

Maddy’s story is filled with hope and a contagious zest for life that makes Everything Everything such an uplifting and inspirational read. Written in the style of Maddy’s journal, complete with pictures, mini book reviews, email conversations and Maddy’s personal dictionary, this is a fun and infectious read that keeps you turning the pages to find out about Maddy’s next new experience. The path to finding happiness does lead to some difficult times with Maddy’s mum, and themes of grief, domestic violence, alcoholism and mental health issues feature lightly within the story. Infrequent strong language and a descriptive sex scene are also included. Maddy and Olly are unforgettable characters and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

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Everything Everything Events

We have some truly exciting online events lined up for the Zoella Book Club to encourage readers to discuss the books with fellow readers and with the authors themselves! You can talk about your favourite characters, discuss your favourite scenes, share your own experiences related to the books and ask any burning questions you have since turning the last page. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet like-minded readers and ask your unanswered questions.

Nicola Yoon Biography

Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Everything, Everything.

She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David – a writer and designer, who created the illustrations for the book – and her daughter, Penny.

She’s a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.

Everything, Everything is her first novel. Her second, The Sun Is Also a Star, is published this autumn.

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