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Yoon, Nicola. 
New York :  Delacorte Press, 2015

(3 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Could you imagine never being able to leave your house because you are allergic to everything? This is Madeline Whittier's life. To make it worse, the only two people she comes in contact with are her mother, who is also her doctor, and her nurse. She is completely alone until a new family moves in next door. She meets Oliver and this complicates her life immensely. How is she supposed to have any form of a relationship if leaving her house could kill her? On top of everything, Oliver's father is abusive and dangerous. How can she protect Oliver without harming herself? She later finds information that challenges everything she has ever known, but it may also be a way that she can actually be with Oliver. (Prepared by: Daisy Young, Wagener-Salley High School,
, South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2018)

Booktalk #2

17-year-old Maddie is allergic to the world, and so is trapped in her house. She knows she’ll never be able to leave, but is content enough seeing only her mom and nurse, Carla, and attending virtual school. But when a super cute, moody boy wearing all black moves in next door, her whole life changes. Ollie is intrigued by the girl he only sees through the window and finds a way to communicate with her. Soon, Maddie and Ollie are talking through IM, emails, and messages written on their windows with markers. Now Maddie’s whole world begins to open up. But can you really have a relationship just through email and IM? Is Maddie willing to risk everything, even her life, for a chance to love? (Jocelyn Redel, Teen Librarian Lynnwood Library, Sno-Isle Library System, Evergreen Teen Book Award 2017-18)

Booktalk #3

Maddy, a girl whose allergies to the world keep her confined to a very strict routine within her house, builds a relationship with Olly, the boy next door who has all the freedom she doesn’t. As they share their experiences, Maddy starts to wonder whether everything she’s doing to avoid any risk is worth missing out on the life that she could be living. Will Maddy risk her life in order to experience it? (Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Rosie Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:      Allergy -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
                        Romance fiction.

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