I did not expect a plot twist this… twisted. I feel like I sympathized a lot with Maddy. Although sometimes I thought she was sort of heartless and that she didn’t appreciate her mother’s love for her, I quickly changed lanes and understood where her rebellion is coming from after putting myself in her shoes.
So Maddy has this extremely rare illness where she’s basically allergic to everything. She lives in a decontaminated house because she simply isn’t supposed to go to the outdoors. Her father and brother died in a car accident when she was only a couple months old. She lives with her mother who is actually a doctor. She meets this boy whom she thinks is worth risking her life for… blah blah blah..
I’m not sure why I started off this book thinking it’s going to end tragically.. I can’t believe how downbeat I’ve become.
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.