posted at Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 AM | Mini Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Series: Because You'll Never Meet Me #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on June 2, 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Contemporary
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In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.
Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.
A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.
Because You’ll Never Meet Me has been on my shelves, taunting my failure, for well over a year. I grabbed a copy of the sequel at ALA annual to force myself to get to this book, hoping that I would like it and not hate myself for grabbing book two. Because You’ll Never Meet Me is one of those debuts that’s so well done that it’s hard to believe it’s Thomas’ first book. High concept, emotional, and beautifully written, there’s so much to love about Because You’ll Never Meet Me.