Maddy decides that she does not want to depend on someone to tell her about the world. She wants to experance everything for herself. Maddy and Olly runaway to Hawaii. She writes her mother a note to tell her that she loves her.
Maddy and Olly are headed to the airport on their way to Hawaii.
I want to go snorkeling, cliff jumping and surfing!!!!
I am finally getting to live my own life.
Maddy is finally able to live her own life. She took a great risk by leaving her home but, the reward was worth it.
I don't live in a bubble anymore.
Everything, Everything by Nicole Yoon In this scene, Maddy decides that she needs to live her own life. She is tired of being a prisoner trapped in her house because of her illness. Maddy’s desire to risk her own safety to explore new places and have adventures demonstrates her new found passion for life. This scene in particular, is a turning point for the novel because until now, Maddy just accepted watching life move around her while she was contained to her home. Her perspective changes after her trip, now she has a desire for living the life she knows exists. She no longer wants to sit around her house wishing that she could go outside. This experience triggers her to question her illness. Maddy begins to wonder if her whole life was a lie. She searches her house for the paperwork to find proof that she is sick but she finds none. If it was not for her trip, Maddy would never have changed her attitude about life therefore, she would have been inside her home for the rest of her life. Additionally, if she had never rebelled against her mother, she would not have never realized that her illness was a complete lie created by her mother to keep her “safe”. Olly helps to bring some color into Maddy's previously dull life. He gives her a purpose for living. Julanna Bongiovanni