Everything, Everything: A Book Review

Everything, Everything is the debut novel of YA best-selling author Nicola Yoon about Madeline “Maddy”, a girl with a rare condition known as the bubble baby disease. To be honest, the premise is so intriguing that anyone can easily be lured into reading this book. It is a book with promise but did not quite live up to my expectations. And while Yoon’s writing prowess was evident, her underwhelming conclusion was enough to convince me that this book failed to achieve what it could have set out to do. So much potential gone to waste. THE GOOD 1.) Maddy She’s awesome and pretty funny. She also survived her sickness for 18 years. Who has that much patience and tolerance for […]

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Wonder: A Book Review

Wonder, a book released in 2012 by R.J. Palacio, is a story of a 10-year old boy named August “Auggie” Pullman. Auggie is just like any other kid: he’s funny, loved by family and friends, has a very cute dog, and seriously enjoys Halloween. Yes, he’s quite ordinary except that he’s not. No, August has never been ordinary. For one, he gets stared at A LOT. Most of the times the glances are filled with curious questions, other times the subtle looks are tinged with sympathy and a little disgust and horror. He is deformed. He has no real ears, a flesh of a nose, displaced eyes, and mouth that couldn’t quite close all the way. In Auggie’s own words: […]

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