Everything, EverythingBook - 2015
From Library Staff
CMLibrary_gjd_0 Jan 30, 2018
"The story of a teenage 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&qu... Read More »
"An uplifting romance between the edgy but sweet boy next door and a girl long isolated with a severe handicap that carries a deeper message which touches on feminism and learning to live. Beautiful artwork and symbolism." -- Kara, South County Branch
cmlibrary_khunter Feb 22, 2017
This book is so perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Gus, and fans of Stephanie Perkins or Huntley Fitzpatrick. It is uplifting and light yet carries a deeper, inspiring message. Maddy is everything that is innocent and yet joyful, like a child. She just delights in her experiences. Ol... Read More »
Madeline has a rare disease which keeps her very isolated until she connects with her new neighbor Olly and this changes her whole life. Cute with whimsical artwork.
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bezoarbezoarbezoar thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
violet_monkey_944 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
blue_tiger_5319 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99
violet_dolphin_770 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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"What would I see in the mirror if I were a normal girl? Would I think that I was too fat or too thin? Would I dislike my hips, my waist, my face? Would I have body-image issues? As it stands, my only issue is that I would gladly trade this body for one that works properly." Page 205
- "Love opens you up to the world."
- "I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now and those are not the same thing"
- "I loved you before I knew you."
- "I don't know the answer to this question. The only thing I know for sure is that this —being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him—is everything."
- "He's trapped by the same memory of love, of better times, that his mother is, and it isn't enough."
- "Olly: my life is better with you in it
Madeline: but mine isn't"
- "But anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive"
- "Love is worth everything. Everything"
“Will I encounter turbulence? Yes. Into all lives a little turbulence must fall.”
“In the beginning there was nothing and then there was everything.”
“The Void – a universe that can wink into existence can wink out again.”
" Not pointless," she says, and looks at me seriously. "Just because you can't experience everything doesn't mean you shouldn't experience anything..." (Carla to Madeline)
it's soothing to see an entire world at once-to see the pieces and know how it all fits together. Page 296
We watch the way the water pulls back and turns over and beats against the sand, trying to wear the earth away. And even though it doesn't succeed, it pulls back and pounds the shore again and again, as if there were no last time and there is no next time and this time is the time that counts. Page 232
There's no denying it now. I'm in the world. And, too, the world is in me. Page 196
I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing. Page 181
Other: Notice it’s an amazing book and you might not want to give it back
Other: This book has lots and lots of errors! For instance: In one scene, the passage of time seems inconsistent; there are post-it notes that are signed "Carla" even though the character who wrote them is Janet; the definition of "surprise" (according to this book, its plural is "surprisees"); and a picture of the earth that's a mirror image of the actual thing.
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This book was interesting for me i like these kinds of books romance and drama. One thing i liked about is at the very end of the book i was shocked that her mom tricked her that she was sick that she had her kept in the house for like 17 years and never let her out. Maddy was brave to go out and see if it was true she was sick she risked her life to see the ocean. overall liked this book i do recommend it if your into romance and drama.