Musical Pairings: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Posted January 20, 2017 by Tiffani @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 1 Comment

Musical Pairings: Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 1st 2015
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
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Also by this author: The Sun Is Also a Star, Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

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.

musical pairings

Have you ever read a book and thought “Damn this song would go so great with this story?” Well, we are going to do that for you.  When we find a book that completely grips our musical tastes we are going to share those songs with you.  Hope you enjoy, and find some great songs to add to your playlist.


I enjoyed every minute of this book and read it all in one day. It’s one of those books you simply HAVE to finish ASAP. I’ve never read anything by Nicola Yoon before but now anything she writes is on my TBR list.

This is a very emotional and surprising and, at times, suspenseful book. I absolutely adored the main character, Madeline, for her kindred bookish spirit. I felt so bad for her in her circumstances though, and was blown away at how this novel played out. I think Nicola found the very perfect storyline.

I also became consumed with Olly, the main male character who moved in next door to Madeline. He’s amazing. I wasn’t sure how far this story was going to be able to go with Madeline being constricted to her house, because of the SCID disease. Fortunately, the author found a way to please readers.

If you’ve ever seen the movie Bubble Boy with Jake Gyllenhaal, imagine this as a more teen-friendly, emotional and kind of serious version of that movie in a way. I delight in both of these works, but this novel takes the cake. The little illustrations throughout and the text/IM screens really made it seem more realistic and I loved going on this adventure with Madeline and Olly. It was a pleasure and I’ll have to pick up The Sun Is Also a Star now.

Check out the playlist below for good music vibes to accompany Everything, Everything. Happy reading!


Pages 1-19: Fall Out Boy-Where Did the Party Go

Pgs. 20-33: Troye Sivan-YOUTH (Gryffin remix)

Pgs. 34-56: Halsey-Roman Holiday

Pgs. 57-78: Halsey-Colors (Stripped)

Pgs. 79-100: Sia-Elastic Heart

Pgs. 101-132: The Chainsmokers ft. Daya-Don’t Let Me Down

Pgs. 133-154: Kodaline-All I Want

Pgs. 155-186: P!nk-Just Like Fire

Pgs. 187-218: Paramore-Daydreaming

Pgs. 219-240: Phantogram-When I’m Small

Pgs. 241-270: Death Cab for Cutie-I’ll Follow You Into the Dark

Pgs. 271-292: Nothing but Thieves-Graveyard Whistling

Pgs. 293-306: Matt & Kim-Get It


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Tiffani @ Bookish Things

About Tiffani @ Bookish Things

I love anime, Halloween, makeup, my cat Dexter, and strange music. Currently a Barnes & Noble barista.

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