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Maddy is basically allergic to the world and she hasn’t left her house since she was very little. Her immune system can’t handle the outside elements or so she’s been told her whole life. She spends her days inside her house with her mother and nurse; she studies her schoolwork, plays games with her mother and is often found on Tumblr. She has accepted her secluded life, until she meets Olly, the new boy next door who is wild, funny, and nice and wants to meet Maddy face-to-face. Her mother objects at first, so they are only allowed to speak through emails. Soon Maddy finds herself willing to risk everything in order to be with Olly, even if that means her health starts to decline. The book ends with a plot twist that makes readers examine the meaning of true love and loving so deeply that you would do anything to protect the ones you love. Interspersed throughout the book are beautiful drawings by Yoon’s husband, lists made by Maddy and email and text transcripts that bring the book alive. This engaging story is humorous, relatable, and endearing. Readers get to follow Maddy’s story as she discovers life, love and forgiveness of others for the first time in her young life. Yoon has developed characters that are so relatable and likeable; Maddy and Olly’s dialogue between each other is face-paced and witty. Readers will fall in love with the characters of Maddy and Olly as easily as they fall in love with each other.