Waiting on Wednesday: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonPublisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Author: Nicola Yoon

Release date: September 1, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads: This innovative, 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 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.

Why I’m excited: You guys know how much I love books with non-traditional storytelling methods (like diary entries, letters, texts, etc), and this one has SO MANY. I’m so excited to see how the narrative of Everything, Everything comes together through all of these methods. Plus, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world? This entire book sounds completely imaginative, unique, and seriously creative, and I CANNOT wait to read it. I can already tell it’s going to be incredible and I’m looking forward to falling in love with all of these characters, because how could you not?!

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