An 18-year-old girl named Maddie Whittier, who was diagnosed with a serious illness called SCID, has never been outside. She’s fine with her life, she’s fine with just daydreaming. That all changes when a family moves in next door.
Genre: Young adult fiction
Published: September 1, 2015
Where To Purchase: Thriftbooks.com
I had an amazing time reading this book; it was such an amazing read. I finished this book in one day, because I was hooked on it from start to finish. I found out about this book recently, and it shocked me to learn that it was in fact a ‘book’. I had watched the movie, and the movie was amazing, I really enjoyed it, and after reading the book, I think the casting choices were great, and it was a nice adaption.
This book really touched my emotions and brought me back to my teenage years. I could feel the teenage angst and it was like I was Maddie and this book was about me. I felt several emotions throughout this book, whether it was joy, sadness, or anger. This book is the best book to read for people who want something they can read in one day. It was well written and you won’t regret reading this book.
One thing I appreciated about this book was the illustrations. I thought they wrote beautifully the book, and the illustrations were drawn well throughout the book.
One of my favorite quotes from this book is;
Everything is a risk. Not doing anything is a risk, it’s up to you.Everything, Everything. Chapter: To Those Who Wait, Page: 68
I think the quote is true, and it is a quote many people could decide to live by. There are so many things that I’ve always wanted to do, but was scared because it is a risk. But everything is a risk, living life is a risk, so that thing I think is scary, I can work on that, find the courage, and be able to do it. I think that is a good quote from people who are going through life, afraid to get out there. This also applies to my writing, I was scared to write; I had people tell me I probably wouldn’t get anywhere with it. But in 2019, I told myself that I would try, and I will continue trying until I succeed.
This book has many moments that will touch your heart and make you think about your life. I truly adored this book, and I will read it again.
I’m truly happy that I found this book and read it. It is one of those books that will stick with you, and that you will want to read again. It’s a book about finding the truth, no matter how much it hurts, while also finding yourself. I recommend this book to anyone who loves reading, no matter the genre of the book, I feel as if people will enjoy it. I plan to read more books from the author of this book and see what else she offers. I truly enjoy her writing style.
Have you ever read this book? How did you feel about it? Let me know in the comments.
~ tee, signing off.