Madeline is an eighteen year old girl who is trapped in her house-for her own good. She has SCID, a disease that makes her become ill very easy. She has her mom and her nurse who she is close to. Her father and brother were killed when she was only a few months old- just before she was diagnosed. Everyday is the same, and she is okay with this. Her vitals are taken every few hours to make sure that she is not getting sick, if she does, it could be serious. The house has special air filters to keep the air clean and even an air lock to decontaminate the few people who are allowed to enter the house. She has tutors who she works with online and she and her mother have a weekly routine. Everything changes when new neighbors move in next door.
Olly moves in with his sister and his parents into the house next door. His bedroom is directly across from Madeline’s. They begin talking- through instant messaging and emailing. Madeline begins to not like her daily routine and wants more for her life after meeting Olly and Olly just wants Madeline to be safe. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life.
I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. I decided that I wanted to read this book because I saw the preview for the movie and knew I just needed to read the book first (now I have to wait for the movie to come to DVD!) This book was a quick read for me and the ending shocked me. It was not what I expected, and I loved it.