This book was SUPERB!
I sat down to read this book yesterday afternoon and didn’t get back up again until I’d finished it. It was that good. I just couldn’t stop turning the pages even for a second.
At the start of the book, we meet Madeleine. She hasn’t left her house for as long as she can remember – she has a disease that means she’s allergic to the world. But she’s 18, and she’s lonely. So when a new family moves in next door and she strikes up a friendship with the son Olly, it looks like she’s willing to risk her life just for some normality.
I’m finding it really hard to review this book without wanting to write major spoilers, as I could just gush about this book forever. What I will say is that the ending was definitely not what I expected in the slightest – I had just assumed it was going to be a super-sad book, but I was really surprised by the ending – and in a good way.
This book is coming out as a film later this year, and I can’t wait to watch it. If it’s even half as good as the book, it’s going to be fantastic!