Author: Nicola Yoon
Expected Publication: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a 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.
My disease is as
rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t
leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only
people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one
day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see
him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans,
black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He
catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some
things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly.
It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Everything, everything is a story of a young girl who thought her life is right. She thinks she is sick and allergic to the outside world. All her life just revolves around her home, her mother and her personal nurse Carla since her brother and father died. She doesn’t know the life and risks outside her home. Things changed when a guy named Olly moved in to the neighborhood. Everything was normal at first, they talk over IM but they decided to see each other. Since then, things changed.
When I finished reading the book the only phrase or thought that comes in to my head was “there are times that you’ll think everything is right but when you start taking risks for your own good there are things that is much better than what you have right now“. That was just out of nowhere but true, your life might be better now but on the other hand there is much better opportunities out there, if you don’t seek for it you’ll be stuck up forever.
The book is beautiful, it opens up your mind to something else. It was a light read but a fun, enjoyable one. I didn’t get uninterested in any part of it, I love everything, from front cover up to the end. I actually had a hard time to put my phone down, even if I’m riding in a train I was reading it, I will stop only if I’m already at the station where I need to go down then I will start reading again in the office when I still have a time before the actual work started. In my opinion, I knew that the other readers will love this book too, I told this book to my friends and they immediately take a peek on my phone and read parts of the book and they said “beautiful story”. I am hoping now that I could get a copy of this book from the local bookstores here in my country because I badly want to have one, like seriously!
I won’t add anything more that will spoil the other readers, but then I hardly recommend this book to everyone, it is a great read swear. The story and the way it was written was perfect and fun. The book is amazing!!!