Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her.
Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?
Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.
Seventeen year old Maddy is a girl who lives in a bubble. She can’t leave her house as her extreme allergies would kill her.
Maddy can live with this, at least until Ollie moves in next door. They wave, write signs and then start emailing each other.
Suddenly, Maddy wants more. Her carer, Carla, arranges visits without her protective doctor mother knowing. But when they touch, it’s electrifying.
Will Maddy risk losing everything to spend real time with Olly? Would Olly even let her if he fully understood the risks?
A contemporary teenage love story with all the right ingredients—love, loss, risk and acceptance. A fantastic twist near the end makes this book ever better.
I loved it and I’m sure those 15+ will find it enthralling. Maddy and Olly are so real and face so much in their lives that you really just want things to work out for them!
Reviewed by Rob