First Pages: Everything, Everything
Everything, Everything First Lines: Nicola Yoon starts off the novel with the perfect lines for a fellow bibliophile. Madeline is immediately relatable, even if she's living in a bubble. I do love Yoon's use of various media to tell this story. More in my review here.
Side note: I finally finally finally watched the film adaptation of Everything, Everything. I have a new philosophy on film adaptations--I have to remind myself that they are a different version than the book. Because otherwise I can't stop comparing the film to the book. Overall, I thought it was a good adaptation though I had two major qualms about it (SPOILER ALERT): Olly does not do any parkour whatsoever. Why? It's such a visual thing that they left out. Also, Maddy in the book is Japanese and African-American with her mom being Japanese-American. In the film, her mom is African-American. I guess they didn't feel like explaining her mixed heritage?
Tell Dr. Bookworm!
If you've read Everything, Everything, you know that Madeline is a book reviewer, with her Life is Short book reviews. Which one was your favorite? Do you have a book reviewer you follow?
If you have a First Lines book suggestion for me, feel free to either contact me or tell me the book in the comments.