I loved talking to London GP Eugenia Lee about Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon,
In this fabulous YA novel we meet Madeline Whitter who spends her whole life inside a bubble, with her mother. Madeline has a rare immune deficiency and cannot remember ever leaving her home. Shortly after Madeleine’s 18th birthday, a new family moves in next door. A young and seemingly depressed teenage girl, a violent and alcoholic father, a weak and incapable mother but most importantly a boy who is wild, clever and very good looking. A few weeks pass and Madeline starts to learn more and more about the family as she watches them from her bedroom window. Ollie, the boy next door, starts to talk too Madeline over IM. They grow closer and closer but the fact that Madeline is severely ill prevents them from being together.
We talk about adolescent health, fabricated and induced illness, communicating with teenagers.
This is a wonderful short novel, easy to read, immediately engaging which really packs a punch.
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