Madeline Whittier has SCID, which is an autoimmune disease where she can't go outside because she will react to everything and die. Think about the boy in the bubble movie, and that's what I'm talking about. Madeline is a strong character who doesn't whine about the unfairness of her life. She has come to accept her existence as it is UNTIL Olly moves next door and they become friends and more. This book is more mature than I expected so I recommend it for students in grade eight up. If they've read The Fault in our Stars, they can read this.
I love the twist which I DID see coming. Only thing that didn't work for me was the source of Maddie's funding. I know she applied for a credit card, but those have limits and so, unless mom was okay with it, her seemingly inexhaustible credit card limit was a bit far fetched, but hey... it's fiction. :-)
Since you might not have read the book yet, this isn't making any sense to you, but I have to write it like this because I don't want there to be any spoilers. Recommended MOSTLY for those looking for something to read after TFIOS.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.