I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was one of the most realistic books I've ever read in a long time. It reminded me of Rapunzel because she couldn't go outside, like Maddy, the main character of the book and I used to feel sorry for Rapunzel for that. Except now I don't. Because unlike Rapunzel, Maddy couldn't even breathe the crisp outdoor air AND not only that, she was betrayed by her own mother.
And I mean, at least the crazy witch from Rapunzel wasn't her mother, right?
So the book Everything Everything begins with Maddy narrating. She is talking about her life and she introduces us to Carla (the nurse) and her mother. She tells us that she has an illness and that she has never been outside for seventeen years (which for me, is hard to relate to). Soon a boy next door moves in and she gets the sudden urge to talk to him, seeing that it is possibly the only kid her age that she will actually get to INTERACT with. They exchange emails and begin to talk. This opens up to a whole relationship, and for the first time, Maddy wants more than she actually has. This desire of hers is literally impossible for her mother and Carla to agree to so guess what she does?
Then this happening leads to Maddy finding out the truth about her mother, which is horrifying and shocking at the same time but relieving . This causes her to question her whole relationship with her mother.
This book was so amazing. I just enjoyed this book so much. It was different to a typical book; it had short chapters, drawings and diagrams. As this book was narrated by her, it had colloquial language, which made me really connect to her. Throughout the book, the journey she has had finally was one of the most emotionally rewarding.
To finish this post off, I would like to thank my friend Anna for lending me this book :)
I give this book a rating of 4.5/5 stars