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.
This is a story about a sick girl who lives in a “bubble.” Basically she’s never left her home, ever since she was a baby.
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but you know it as “bubble baby disease.”
I’m not really sure how to rate this book. There have been readers who absolutely loved this book, and others who were disappointed with it. I fall towards the latter group.
Up until a certain point I was really enjoying this book. But then that thing happened.
Around 87% the author decides to do something that cheapens the ending. What she did kind of ruined the story for me. (view spoiler)
What the author did was just so unrealistic. And I was pretty upset because until then I was enjoying the book. I really liked Maddy. Even when she did crazy and sometimes selfish things. But despite all of that, I felt for her, because there is a difference between living and just being alive. But the ending kind of ruined everything for me.
So I really don’t know how to rate this. For now, I’ll just rate up to 3 stars, but that may change.
**ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**