Everything, everything

by Yoon, Nicola,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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Summary
"The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Featuring illustrations by the author's husband, David Yoon, Nicola Yoon's debut tells the story of Maddy, a biracial teenage girl with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, who's essentially allergic to the world. Cared for by her physician mother and Carla the nurse, Maddy is confined to her antiseptic white home, where she communicates with tutors and online friends through her computer. She's never had a companion her own age until the arrival of Olly, who moves into the house next door. With Carla as her ally, Maddy defies her mother, allowing Olly into her house and her heart, and putting her very life at risk. Romance readers will root for the precocious Maddy as she falls hard for the boy next door, while careful readers will entertain the significant possibility of a plot twist. Though the interspersed illustrations and other documentation don't significantly enhance the reading experience, they do quicken the pace in a book that teens in search of a swoonworthy read will devour.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Madeline "Maddy" Whittier, an 18-year-old, has severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare condition that renders her allergic to nearly everything and requires her to live inside a carefully sealed environment. That doesn't stop her from falling in love with Olly, the boy next door. Since much of the novel is told from Maddy's point of view, reader Turpin's versatility is on full display here, not only with Maddy and Olly but also with Maddy's anxious, protective mother and Carla, her loving, funny nurse. Actor Daymond occasionally chimes in to read Olly's messages to Maddy. Voice-over veterans Hillary Huber and Ann Marie Lee also appear in brief, unheralded cameos, giving voice to the parts of the story that feature other narrative devices such as journal entries, medical reports, and other kinds of text. At times, these abrupt transitions give the audiobook a disjointed feel, but Turpin's performance is stellar. Ages 12-up. A Delacorte hardcover. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship Fiction
Romance fiction
Allergy Fiction
Severe combined immunodeficiency Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
Romance
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2015
2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience HL 610
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780553496666
9780553496666
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