Madeline Whittier has a rare and incurable disease. She can’t go outside of her house and can’t touch anyone. She’s been living this way for seventeen years, each of her days simply being a repeat of the last. However, when a new family moves in next door, Madeline sees a boy that intrigues her. His name is Olly, and all he wears is black clothing. Madeline doesn’t know how things will end, but she knows that she might just fall in love with Olly.

Reading this book is like stepping into a life. The story is written so life-like that I felt as if I was in the story right alongside Madeline. The author crafts the story in a way that is light-hearted yet heavy at the same time. Her characters are believable and enjoyable. Madeline’s struggles are brought to attention more than once but not in a way that is annoying. Her relationship with Olly is loving and beautiful. I enjoyed every second of it. Another one of my favorite things about this book is the gorgeous cover art. Kudos to the artist for creating such a stunning masterpiece.

This book is a great read for teens+. This heart-warming yet heart-wrenching story is sure to leave you awed. I give this book five stars.

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