Hello fellow For the Love of Dewey Readers! *Woof, Woof!* I just read an amazing book that left we with a complete and utter book hangover. This book, just like the photo below, is EVERYTHING.
|Dogs and books are everything.|
I stumbled upon Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon while I was scrolling through Facebook one evening before bed. Someone had shared a trailer to a movie that was coming out and it looked good. I don't really watch movies, but when I found out it was also a book I got SO excited. I immediately placed it on hold at my library, and it was everything I hoped it to be and more.
|I LOVED photographing this book.|
So, what would you do if you had a terrible illness that suppressed your immune system to the point where you had to live inside, be homeschooled online, only see certain visitors monitored for their health, and breathe filtered air? What kind of person would you be? Do you think that you would know what you were missing if you never knew it was there? For Madeline Whittier this is her reality and the only life she has known. Madeline has a rare disease known as SCIDS, which the novel describes as a disease that surprises her immune system to the point where any "trigger" has the point to kill her. I have never heard about SCIDS before, so I decided to learn more about it. As a future librarian and person with anxiety, I probably shouldn't have Googled it but I did. Did I mention that I wasn't feeling well when I read it?... Anyway for those of you who are curious, here is a link to a website dedicated to SCIDS.
Back to the book.
One day, a new family moves into the house next door. The boy, who is about her age, and his sister go to Madeline's house to bring over a bundt cake, but over course they can't come in and Madeline's mother cannot accept the cake. This sparks an interest and online friendship that blossoms into sneaky yet sterilized visits between Madeline and her new neighbor, ultimately causing Madeline to question her life, her dreams, and love.
A For the Love of Dewey rating of 5 out of 5 coffee beans! This book is gripping, it is inspiring, and it's a bookish love story. Check out the trailer to the movie to be released this year!
P.S. Nicola Yoon liked our post on Twitter!