Book Review For Everything, Everything – The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One

Author – Nicola Yoon

Book Review For Everything, Everything

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 Olly.

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.


I gave this 4 stars

My Thoughts

I was expecting this book to be heartbreaking and sad, and I was prepared for that, but it wasn’t at all. I felt happy, shocked and surprisingly content listening to this book, even if it was from Maddie’s point of view, she has such a warm outlook on life.

Why I Enjoyed This Read

There were a few added bits in the book that wasn’t included in the film, and I felt like they were needed, to make the story fit nicely all together. I was so not expected the plot storyline to turn out how it did, you will be shocked by the outcome too I think, as it’s not your usual sick girl falling in love storyline plot.

Who Would Enjoy This Read

Anyone looking for a cute, unique contemporary romance book would love this one.

Overall Thoughts

I loved the connection between Maddie and Olly because Maddie needed that without realizing and it was beautiful to watch the relationship grow under the circumstances.






  • Marchelle Leandra Davies

    Your review was just enough to convince me to buy the book for myself to read. My sister kept on speaking about how the movie is so emotional and the story line is so unique. As I am not really that much into movies, I definitely love the fact that the story is also available in written format (as I am a certified read-a-holic!). Thank you so much for your review.

  • Stella

    Oh, wow, you really hooked me with that opening. It sounds like such an interesting story line. Usually, the girl can be around people, even if she is sick. But in Everything, Everything it seems like that could really hurt her. I’m so interested to see how they connect.

    I haven’t seen the movie. And I actually prefer to read the book first. If I’m going to see a movie with a book behind it, I always try to read the book before I watch the movie. You’re right, there’s usually more in the book version to make it interesting.

    Thanks for the review! 🙂

  • Taetske

    Good afternoon Jayde,

    The first sentences in the book looked quite promising I must say. It had a misterious feel to it. I thought it would get really exciting as this person appeared rather unusual. Not leaving the house for 17 years and having a nurse is a bit different from the so called normal person. Then the van came and Olly stepped out, leaving room for all kinds of happenings.

    I think this might be the right book for some cozy hours infront of the fireplace when outside the wind is blowing and it is cold.

    Thank you for this review, it might be a nice Christmas present for a girlfriend.

    Regards, Taetske

  • Chris

    I’m not usually one for drama within my novels, but this story sounds pretty good – it seems to have darker cloud over it’s backdrop in which the main character has that ‘disease’ where she cannot/will not leave the house (it’s like a form of Agoraphobia isn’t it?). 

    Thanks for introducing me to this book – it will make a change from the normal genres I read and enjoy! 🙂

  • Nate Stone


    Good job providing a review without giving away the plot, the snippet that you provided was a perfect teaser! A couple of questions though, what kind of style book is it? I’m going away on holiday over the Christmas period it’s about an 8 hour flight both ways, will this book work in terms of reading time?

  • Lok Which

    This review is top notch, thanks dear. It literally influenced my decision to getting a copy. It’s really gonna be an interesting book to lay hands on. I love romance books and I think this is gonna make a great read. I was actually thinking of seeing the movie until I came across your site knowing that the book exists gives me a great feeling. Thanks dear

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