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I know almost everyone loves Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon but I actually gave this book only two stars.
Here is the book description from Goodreads so my review makes more sense:
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.
My review does sort of contain spoilers so if you haven't read the book STOP READING NOW!
I sensed the plot twist ahead of time. I'm no doctor but I've watched enough Grey's Anatomy to know family generally isn't allowed to treat family. Also the only time she had ever been sick was when she was a baby. If she had this autoimmune disease how did she manage not to have caught so much of a cold in the last 17 years? If her disease was so rare why did not scientists want to study her? And she clearly had access to the internet but never googled her own disease!? Come on now! This is a plot hole that is utterly unbelievable.
Not to mention how ableist the book was. Your life can only have meaning if you get to leave your house and get laid. It was offensive to people who have real chronic illnesses.
It seems I'm not the only person that felt this way.
Everything, Everything is Ableist, Ableist
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING: AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS INTO THE ABLEISM PROBLEM
'Everything, Everything' Draws Criticism for Its Portrayal of SCID and Disability