I loved this book. LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT. So as you can see I loved this book and oh my god. I cannot get it out of my system I finished it and I was like what it hurts in the heart. So I heard about this book on booktube someone raved about it and I brought it on their recommendation and oh my god I was not disappointed. The book is basically about a girl who is allergic to everything and she meets the boy next door.
The description sounds fantastic and amazing so I was all to glad to add it to my I need to buy list and so when I did finally buy it I was in love yesterday. When I read it I was just like what kind of life is living in a bubble like Maddy does and we soon see that it isn’t really a life.
Maddy has her mom and her nurse Carla who always tries and makes her feel better. Maddy is happy with her life until she has new neighbours when she sees them moving in she likes the son Olly immediately. For a bit she just watches, and the first time Olly tries to make contact him and his sister bring a cake around the house but of course they can’t accept it because she is ill. So a few days later he begins writing on the window and so does she and then they begin IM, (Takes me back to the days of MSN) and they begin to get closer.
Maddy asks Carla if he can come in which involves being decontaminated and all that but he does it anyway and he comes round and they begin to get closer and he does come round a few more times. Then one day she runs out to him and then is immediately took back in.
I can’t tell you the end of this but she discovers something and I did not see it coming, like when I was reading it my mouth was like wide open and I couldn’t believe it. But you won’t understand that unless you have read it, and if you saw it coming. I don’t believe you. I only had an idea when Maddy had an idea.
Her and Olly break up slightly but then they get back together and live happily ever after. I loved their relationship but I also thought maybe it was a little fantasy rather than real life love. How he acts with her even though she is sick and cannot leave her house, he still begins to talk to her. Like if you look at most 17/18 year old boys they aren’t that understanding and I don’t think they would be that patient. That’s just me, I could be wrong but I thought the relationship may have been farfetched. But I can say that as characters they did love each other.
Maddy she was so smart, being that she hadn’t left the house she was probably much more knowledgable than most people in regards to books. She reads a lot and what I loved about one of the structure of this book is on the books she had read she put spoilers for the book. Which I loved I thought it was unique and something different. I fell in love with Maddy’s character so easily and she was such a fantastic character.
Olly. Of course he was hot, what boys aren’t hot in books? That’s why the girls fall for him, from the start you sometimes think Olly is just an ignorant teenage boy but as Maddy watches him and his family we soon learn it is not the case. His dad is a bad alcoholic and hits his mum and sometimes even him, so we soon get that he isn’t shallow and I think at that point in the book is when my opinion of Olly changed in my mind. So in the end I loved Olly and how he felt for Maddy was so plainly obvious and the fact he wanted to help her see the world I thought was beautiful.
Her mum. At first I loved her and then the thing is revealed and then I began to hate her. I can’t express my feelings on this because if you haven’t read it, may spoil you. I may do a video spoiler for that (tell me if you would like that) But I hate her. Then a part of me feels really sorry for her but then I hate her again.
Carla is Maddy’s nurse before her mum fires her for letting Olly into the house and near Maddy. I loved Carla, you could see how much she loved Maddy and wanted to be there for her, she wanted her to be happy and went out of her way to make her happy. Carla was a good character and you can tell how much she cares and I love her.
The world building didn’t take much, because it was set mostly in the house other than going to I think it was Hawaii or Miami or none of them two I can’t remember but they went away and when they did the world building was good there.
I loved the plot, it was something so different and I don’t think I have ever read something like this it was brilliant I loved it and the end was brilliant and the way the ending was revealed it was good and Maddy learning to have her own feet is something I love.
Looking back on this my thoughts have completely changed about this book, I think when I first read this I was so swept up in the story that I didn’t look at it as I am now.