The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more--
Age Range: From 12 to 17
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press, September 2015
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.7 W × 1.2 H
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If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.
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.
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