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Grades 9 - 12Grades 2 - 5n/a4.447592
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the 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. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
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.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on April 18, 2017 by Delacorte Press
ISBN-10: 1524769800
ISBN-13: 9781524769802
49 Book Reviews
  • volleyball1003over 4 years
    I think I have read this book over 20 times and am working on a book project right now for school ! Thank you, Nicola Soon for this great read ! ❤️
    • Cutecinthia1over 4 years
      is everything everthing a good summer reading book in middle school (7th Grade)
      • popman123
        popman123almost 5 years55 stars
        Best book i have ever read you all should read it.
        • unicorngirl65
          unicorngirl65almost 5 years55 stars
          so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • k2lit
            k2litalmost 5 years55 stars
            this was a very sad book this book is even sad because the girl has a disease and the sad part is that she can not get out of the house or she will die
            • k2lit
              k2litalmost 5 years55 stars
              this was a great book and i read it 12 times this book got me emotional but since I'm a boy I did not cry
              • arasophi08
                arasophi08almost 5 years55 stars
                It is a really good book.
                • kk0
                  kk0about 5 years
                  I think that I recomand you to read were I am but first ask your mother first and she what she said and if she says ask your dad then don't because he will probmlely says no because I think he already read tis book.
                  • kitten15
                    kitten15about 5 years
                    I have this one at my school library. I’m going to have to read it!! =)
                    • Daisy about 5 years
                      One of the best books I've ever read