Standalone Sundays

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Good Evening Lovelies!! I had quite a busy weekend again which is why I almost forgot to do my Standalone Sundays. Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Disneyland and had a nice buffet dinner and today I had to do all my cleaning and laundry. I haven’t even caught up on any reading, but I now I’m finally almost done with my adulting duties. Just one more load of laundry… so while I wait, let me show you my pick for this week’s Standalone Sundays.

Standalone Sundays is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.

So without further ado, today’s Standalone Sundays is … Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.


 

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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Reader September 1st 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★

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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I absolutely adore this beautiful story with all my heart! I devoured this in less than 10 hours and loved every moment. I was sooo into it that I literally could not stop reading. Oh and the cuteness level — completely amazing. Olly and Maddie are so adorable together and I totally shipped them! If you haven’t read this book, pick it up now! It’s sweet, swoony, and heartwarming! I laughed, I cried, and fell in love. Definitely recommend this book (and the movie too — it was actually pretty cute and enjoyable)!!!

I also met Nicole Yoon twice and she’s just an absolute sweetheart!!!

(Warning: It was brought to my attention that this book and movie has offended/hurt many disabled people.)

Have you read this book or watched the movie adaptation? Comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday night!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

 

14 thoughts on “Standalone Sundays

  1. I watched the movie and really enjoyed it. It was really neat, and they really took advantage of the film medium. I am looking to pick up the book soon though, I already have a copy. I didn’t realize the one who played the male MC will also portray Love, Simon (the upcoming movie adapting Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)

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  2. I 100% respect your right to love this, or any, book/movie, but I just wanted to say that a lot of disabled people have been hurt by this book/movie & I think you should mention that when recommending it to everyone. (I’m not having ago at you at all, it’s just a thought)

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    • I actually wasn’t aware that the book/movie offended disabled people. I don’t really have time to read/research everything online so as far as I know, I thought a lot of people liked/loved this book. I’ll add a sidenote on my blog post about it.

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      • There’s been a lot of issues about the plot making it seem as if chronic illnesses can be cured by falling in love; I’m one of the people that’s been upset by it so I feel it’s important that I let people know that it can be harmful toward some people with disabilities. I totally wouldn’t expect you to know about the issues, & I hope I haven’t angered or upset you by telling you about it; maybe I shouldn’t of said anything, Idk… I just get a bit sad when I see people saying how amazing it is 🤷🏻‍♀️ Sorry x

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      • Oh no, you’re totally fine. I read plenty of books and I know people have their own opinions. I mostly read for fun and entertainment, so I really don’t find too many books offending or upsetting. It’s good to be aware though and I don’t feel upset or angered so you don’t have to feel bad or apologize. You’re entitled to your own feelings and opinions. I think the “entertainment” and the “cutesy romance” aspect of the book and movie was really fun and adorable for me. But I read a few reviews about the representation of the chronic illness in the story, and I do understand now why it can be upsetting.

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      • Thanks for being so understanding about it! I’m glad that some people are able to enjoy it – that’s one of the great things about books at the end of the day ☺️

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