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Book I am excited to be published…
Because You’ll Never Meet Me
Author: Leah Thomas
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publishing on: June 2nd 2015
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.
Why I am Excited for Publication:
This book falls into the “We Need Diverse Books” category, which I will gladly read any day. The “long distance friends” aspect of this book is another reason why I want read this book. It’s just something I can relate to you know? I have internet friends who live in different states so I can relate to this. Also, the fact that they can’t meet each other physically is because they both have special conditions just kills me but it also makes me want to read the book even more.