Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)
I love reading Young Adult Literature (YA) from time to time and this is one of the best I have read. Oh did I love this book! I truly couldn’t put it down and finished in 3 days. You know those books that you devour whenever you can squeeze in even just a few minutes here and there and literally can’t put it down? That was this book for me. I read this while eating meals, parked in parking spaces, in between loads of laundry, etc. I simply could not get enough of this fascinating story! Nicola Yoon has such a beautiful way with words and her style of writing is so unique. The “chapters” are so short (often times just 1 page) and due to this, it’s very easy to get caught up in the quickness of how fast this story flows and how quickly you will become immersed into it. I highly, highly recommend this one. Beautifully told story with such colorful characters. Perfect in every way.
Read this. Now. You’re welcome.