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.
I’m gonna come right out and say it: I adored this book! The way it was written and illustrated made it almost impossible for me to put down.
The characters are easy to connect with and the interactions between Olly and Maddy are cute and funny. I enjoyed seeing their relationship progress.
I, especially, liked just how real the characters appeared to be. They have their own sets of insecurities and difficulties. Their lives aren’t perfect by any means and they go through things that many other teenagers have lived through as well.
There’s a crazy twist towards the end that I didn’t see coming, but felt it added to the overall feel of the book.
The illustrations were very-well done and it helped to visualize the situations that the main character was experiencing.
It’s an easy book to read. I finished it in no time at all.
Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted YA book!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
***ARC obtained from Netgalley***