The Theme Of Love In Everything Everything, By Nicola Yoon

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Nicola Yoon’s novel “Everything Everything”, is a novel about a 17 year old girl named Madeline Whitter, who just wants to live a normal life. Madeline’s father and brother got into an accident many years ago when she was just a child. After their deaths, Madeline’s mom never really recovered. As a young child, Madeline was always going to the hospital because she was always getting sick. Madeline never had anything too severe, or so she thought. Madeline was told that she had a disease called SCID which is a disease where you are allergic to everything. Growing up believing that she had this disease her whole life, Madeline was never allowed to go outside,fearing that the air itself might kill her. Madeline’s life changes after she meets Olly, …show more content…
After talking to her nurse about her friend Olly, Madeline starts to realize that she is starting to have feelings for him when she states “By the afternoon I acknowledge in my head that Carla might be onto something. I might not be in love, but I’m in like. I’m in serious like. I wander my house aimlessly, seeing Olly everywhere...For the first time in a long time, I want more than I have” (Yoon 80). This quote shows how the theme of love is evolving in the novel because Madeline is just beginning to develop feelings for her friend Olly. After speaking to Carla about Olly, she realizes that she’s right, she is lovesick and she that’s why she can’t stop thinking bout Olly all the time. Olly is Madeline’s first love, she tries to deny that she has an feelings for him at first, but soon enough she realizes this. Although she doesn’t know it yet, Madeline will soon be falling in love with him. Another time Madeline experiences love in the beginning of the novel is when she is spending time with Olly and states “He’s infectious and I’m laughing, too, my whole body responding to him...Maybe we can’t predict everything, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster”. (Yoon 99) Spending more time with Olly is putting Madeline at risk of falling in love with Olly. Madeline is …show more content…
Nicola Yoon develops the theme of love through the characters Madeline Whitter and Oliver, as they form a friendship and eventually fall in love. In the beginning of the novel they are strangers, but they soon form a friendship and as the book progresses they start to develop feelings for each other and even risk their lives for each other. This novel shows that people will risk anything for love. I would give this book a rating of a 9 because it does a good job of demonstrating the theme of love through it’s characters and it can relate to young adults who are experiencing love. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend because teenagers my age would enjoy a book that can relate to us and this novel gives people a sense of

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