Will start my book review this 2018, and this is the first.
Not your usual review, I might put some spoilers.
Bear with it.
I got curious with the story when I stumbled upon the trailer of the movie on Facebook. I thought it will be showing soon, but apparently, the movie’s done a couple of months ago. So, yeah. We have the book, so I read it. It’s just a typical love story. Girl and boy falls in love. But the twist, girl can’t see the world outside because of her SCID (Severe combined immunodeficiency disease)
* Severe combined immunodeficiency disease: A combined deficiency of the immune system in which its two major weapons, antibodies and T cells, are genetically missing or disabled. Severe combined immunodeficiency disease(SCID) is rare. The chances of a child being born with SCID are about one in 500,000 births.
Maddy and Olly, the two main characters of the story. I love how their love story started from exchanging messages in their emails. From strangers, to friends, to lovers. (In my point of view) They both have this longing of physical touch because their love blossomed not, physically but rather, virtually. Although the touch is forbidden, they still did it, not just that, they kiss! Not just the kissing, they made something out of it.
I’m in the middle of the story when I stumbled upon the thought that maybe there’s something wrong about her mother. She cared too much for Maddy, it’s like she doesn’t want her to get close with anyone other than her and Carla, the nurse. If Carla can go inside their home with just sanitizing everything, why others can’t? Her mother is afraid to lose her because Mrs. Whittier already lost something precious, her Dad and her brother.
Reading the book made me realize things: That we should live life the fullest and don’t be afraid to take risk. Because taking risk is the happiest achievement and lesson we can take.