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.
This is my first real review so I am nervous on how I am structuring this review. Please let me know if there is anything that I need to change in order for you to develop more information you need before buying a book.
I love the book. It is a very quick read. I finished it in two sittings, only because I had to something else that did not involve reading. Nicola’s writing is really easy to understand. The only complicated words would be the medical terms. The fonts itself is big enough and not too dense, for example, like Games of Thrones. There are no chapters, such as Chapter One, Chapter Two… but rather titles such as Wonderland, Time, and Mirror, Mirror. The chapters/titles are not even that long. Some of them are just a page. The book has artwork inside (her husband, David did them!).
Finally, I am going to talk about the book itself. Two teenagers, who had very different childhoods. One of them, named Madeline, who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble baby disease that had her to be allergic to the world, basically. She had never smelt fresh air since her house has filters to clean the air. She would spend time working on her schoolwork via the computer. Read books. The only touches she would get is from her own mother, Pauline and her nurse, Carla. It wasn’t till Oliver, or Olly, has moved next door when things started to fall apart, not just for Madeline but for everyone that knows Madeline. I wanted to say more but I don’t want to spoil things!
I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because the ending felt wrong with me. It felt like it finished quite quickly. I wish there are more pages in the ending. It is missing something and I cannot touch on what it is.
This will be made into a movie! Here’s the link to everything in the movie such as who is the casts, who will direct the movie, etc.
The cover! Do not get me start on the cover. The cover gave you tiny hints on what the book itself is all about without actually giving it away.
P.S. Have you saw her new cover for The Sun Is Also A Star? Gorgeous! It will be released on November 1st of this year.