Publisher Delacorte Books.
Publication Date: September 1,2015.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
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.
Did that actually happen? That ending, it wasn’t what I expected it to be. It was far from how I though the book would end. Talk about an unexpected twist to the story. I believe that I was in as much shock like Madeline was.
A lot of emotions went through me while reading the book, but especially the ending. Be sure you prepare some tissues while reading EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING because you will cry and I did, multiple times. Several times I found myself that my lunch break at work was longer so I could keep on reading. I couldn’t get enough of Madeline and Olly’s adventure and I was eager to see how it would end. I wanted to see if there is possibility that Ollly and Madison’s relationship could survive. Considering her condition I wasn’t sure how it could. Me being me, I found myself hoping for best. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt like to be stuck inside house for that long. I would get bored if it were me, I don’t think I would been able to handle for years like Maddie had, I would want get out way before Maddie did.
Maddie and Olly’s relationship was different, it mostly started through chats considering that she couldn’t go out. Then turned to meetings, thanks to Maddie’s nurse, Carla. I knew that it couldn’t end well, with her hiding it from her mother. It couldn’t end well for neither of them, not for Madeline, not for Olly and not for Carla. Olly and Madeline had an instant bond, a connection that turned into love. I didn’t think it could last due to fact that they couldn’t touch. The two of them went through so much. They went all way to Hawaii because Madeline wanted to see. They finally found a way to be together. Despite their small separation, in the end they found a way to each other. How could that not be love? When they are willing to do anything for each other. The way the two of them were anytime, it had me smiling, every single time. Two of them belonged with each other.
I loved the illustrations through the book, it made the book even more fascinating. Now that I have read it, I know why a lot people were talking about it. A astonish, heartbreaking story. Now that I have read it, I can’t wait to go see the movie with my friends next month. I am blown away. It was magical.