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.
- Like Madeline states at the beginning of the book, SCID, or the bubble child disease, is something that interests a lot of people, myself included. It was so interesting to get an inside view into what life is like not being able to go outside.
- Madeline was the ultimate book nerd. She had a fully stocked library, all these fresh, amazing books packaged just for her. It has made me realize that I really need to read The Little Prince and Flowers of Algernon. I keep seeing Flowers around and I think the universe is telling me I need to read it.
- Olly. I was super into Olly right away. Book boyfriend #100 lol. The whole bundt cake scene had me. I was in and in over my head. I think that was the point when I knew I was going to be up reading all night.
- The ending totally took me by surprised. I really did not see it coming! I love when I can be surprised and caught completely off guard. I am also glad that I did not read any spoilers since the book has been out for a while.
- The only gripe I had has nothing to do with the actual story. I just wish I would have read the physical book, because some of the IMs, drawing and images were really hard to decipher on my Kindle. It would have made the experience a full 100% with the hard copy in my hands.