Go read “Everything, Everything”

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With the release date, 19th May, of “Everything, Everything” rapidly approaching. I strongly suggest you go pick up a copy of this book. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the trailer yet, you can watch it here. As you can see from the trailer, “Everything, Everything” is a romance drama where a teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves next door. However the book isn’t just about that, it has so much more to it. Which is why I’m going to give you 3 reasons as to why you should read this book:

  1. It’s all about taking risks
    According to Carla, the main character’s nurse, who tells Maddy, the main character, “You’re not living if you’re not regretting”. Without spoiling the book for you, there’s a lot of risk taking in it, some of it life threatening. One of the lessons we learn through this is that “Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you”. Therefore you need to think for yourself what you want to do and not shy away from the idea of taking risks, because everything is a risk. 
  2. The quotes
    I can honestly say I have never read a book with more memorable quotes than in this one. Some of which include “Wanting just leads to more wanting. There’s no end to desire.”, “Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” and “I was happy before I met him. But I’m alive now, and those are not the same thing”. 
  3. Lessons and relatability
    A lot of the quotes get you to think for yourself, which is why you can learn a lot of important lessons through this book and all of them are so relatable! My personal favourites are :

    • Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference
    • “You’re not living if you’re not regretting
    • You can do every goddamn thing right, and your life can still turn to shit”, so just do you and don’t worry about what other people think.

Here is one of my favourite quotes from Maddy which I believe is beneficial to reflect upon:
“I was trying so hard to find the single pivotal moment that set my life on its path. The moment that answered the question, ‘How did I get here?
But it’s never just one moment. It’s a series of them. And your life can branch out from each one in a thousand different ways. Maybe there’s a version of your life for all the choices you make and all the choices you don’t.”

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