I’ve been going hard with the YA this year because they’re just such easy books to fall in to at the end of a long and stressful day at work!
Everything, everything follows the life of Maddie, a teenager who suffers from SCID which essentially makes her ‘allergic to the world’. For the most part, she’s been pretty content with her life inside ‘the bubble’, until a mysterious, black-clad, handsome-boy stranger moves in next door. Aaaaand so it begins.
Look, this book still ticked all the YA boxes for me in that I liked the characters, I wanted to know what happened to them, and it was an easy-to-pick up read. However, it certainly wasn’t a YA novel that held a whole lot of substance for me.
The twist at the end was mildly surprising (though perhaps less surprising given the chapter or two preceding it), but then the book ended so abruptly. I would have loved to read another chapter or two to give some kind of resolution, and not just sweep this REALLY BIG, KIND OF SHITTY THING under the rug with an ‘oh well’. I’m trying not to give too much away here but arrghhhh, it kind of ruined what was otherwise a sweet book for me.
If you’ve read the book and can relate to my frustration please hit me up in the comments or find me on Instagram and let me rant to you!
Rating: If you are an avid YA fan give it a go, otherwise it may leave you slightly underwhelmed. Sorry Nicola!