Book of the month

March read 

Picked by Sego Masoga on 21 February 2017

Hardcover: N/A

Paperback: R185 ( ExclusiveBooks), R155 ( Loot, currently sold out)

eBook: R110 ( Takealot)

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Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon


Book summary

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. (Source: Goodreads)

Who is Nicola Yoon?

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

Why ‘Sego picked this book:

“First, I fell in love with the detail on the cover. As per my usual game, I think it’s a book that will inspire and definitely encourage one to create challenges for themselves in the times of despair, there’s nothing like failing without trying. I look forward to reading this book and mostly having a good cry.”