Author: Nicola Yoon
Not many books make me cry, but this one totally did. I absolutely love the information on the disease Maddy has that requires her to be isolated inside her house. This kind of thing fascinates me. It was then agonizing to go through Maddy's experiences seeing a new kid move in, catcher her and do and say all the normal teenager antics that one should experience.
The normalcy of this book mixed with the out there disease is what truly grabbed my heart. The ending just ripped it out.
Truly amazing writing and character development.
Description: 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.