Posts Tagged ‘YA romance’

Everything, everything

By Nicola Yoon

ISBN 9780552574235

Random House Kids\Delacorte.



“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. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known.”

Madeline is used to a very isolated life, with only her mother and her nurse/carer for company. She has never left the house not even to touch the trees outside or feel the wind on her face. However, when a family move next door Madeline begins to challenge everything she has ever known.

Madeline watches the family, in particular Olly  a tall, lean teen all dressed in black. Despite her illness and isolation they begin a rather unique relationship. It isn’t long before Olly’s own issues challenge Madeline to take the biggest risk of her life. This is a good read for those who love something different with a bit of romance thrown in. Okay, maybe a bit more than just a little romance  but it is more than that. It’s about taking risks and being true to yourself. Madeline learns she is stronger than she thinks. Currently a bestseller in the USA so you might want to find a copy of this and enjoy it for yourself.