★★★★☆ — Maddie has SCID, also known as bubble baby syndrome. She has lived her entire life up to now in her home, taking school over the internet, for the last 18 years. But when a cute and interesting boy moves in next door, her life changes drastically.
This book holds a special place in my heart as I suffer from lots of different allergies (but nowhere near SCID). I like to tell people about my allergy test to explain: I was tested for allergies to 64 things, and I was NOT allergic to FOUR of them.
A coming-of-age, coming-out-of-the-house YA contemporary, you’ll find yourself holding your breath, laughing, and crying. Told through internal dialogue and online chats, this book is a breezy read that you’ll definitely have a reaction to.
Nicola Yoon has a new book coming out this November, too: The Sun is Also a Star. I snagged an ARC at BEA — be on the lookout for my review!