"A person like me in love would be like a food critic without taste buds."
Everything and Everything is the big bet of New concept for April, and no wonder, the work wins you right on the first contact.
Everything and Everything narrates the life of Madeline Whittier, an 18-year-old girl who has the famous disease popularly known as “Child Bubble Disease”, that is, she is allergic to the outside world. For this reason, she spent her entire life inside her house, completely modified so that nothing from abroad could contact her, with only her Mother and the nurse as company. Carla.
Madeline adapted very well to her situation, studied at home with online tutors and had several hobbies to pass the time. But it ends when olly and his family move to the house next door, Madeline begins to feel the need to live a normal life, beside him, and now she needs to know everything and everything.
“I read a lot more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I read more. I had time for that.”
The work caught my attention right in the synopsis, how can you not be interested in such a delicate subject? But it really won me over when I opened the first page and I was able to come across the delicious narrative of Nicola Yoong, the informal way in which she wrote the book makes the reading very pleasant, one of those that you can't leave until you finish. In addition, the chapters are short and Madeline uses illustrations to better show her life, making the reading even more fluid.
Everything and Everything starts unpretentious, showing the routine of a funny teenager who can't leave the house, but the characters don't take long to captivate, in a few chapters we are already involved in such a way that we start to suffer with the events – and anxiety-.
But the best part is due to an unexpected surprise, when we are already used to the path that the work is taking, a turnaround happens to end everything we believed would happen.
I cannot fail to mention the beauty of this work. In addition to the cover, which is beautiful and simple, it has the super cute layout of the New concept, with pages illustrating emails, surveys, tickets, etc., in a very detailed way.
Everything and Everything is a beautiful love story, with a nice bit of drama, narrated in such an innocent way that it manages to soften it all. It is engaging and profound, also providing moments of self-analysis during the reading.