The outside world is a treacherous place for seventeen year-old Maddy. One breath of unfiltered air could send her into a fatal downward spiral. She lives enclosed in a safe, sterile environment with only her mother and nurse for company. Then one day movers come, bringing with them a new family and a boy dressed in black. A boy Maddy longs to know. And suddenly her world is too small.
Maddy’s narrative is accompanied by random snippets: super short movie synopses, clever charts and definitions that speak to Maddy’s state of mind, and transcripts of instant messages exchanged between Maddy and Olly.
September is my favorite month. It’s the peak of the season for afternoon thunderstorms in Central Florida, and reading is the perfect thing to do during a thunderstorm. It’s also the month when two important things happen – my wedding anniversary and my birthday. This September also happens to be a busy month for book reviews! Here are a few you can expect to see in the coming weeks at The Story Sanctuary.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Madeline is allergic to the outside world. Then she meets Olly, a neighbor boy, and the romantic tension ensues. I’m excited but nervous about reading this book. After being blown away by Because You’ll Never Meet Me earlier this year, I’m afraid I’ll compare the two, and I don’t know how that … Continue reading →