By Leah Thomas
A William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist.
A Carnegie Award nominee.
Ollie and Moritz are most sensible neighbors, yet they could by no means meet. Ollie has a life-threatening hypersensitivity to electrical energy, and Moritz’s susceptible middle calls for a pacemaker. in the event that they ever did meet, they can either die. dwelling as recluses from society, the men advance a fierce bond via letters that turn into a lifeline in the course of darkish times--as Ollie loses his simply buddy, Liz, to the normalcy of highschool and Moritz bargains with a bully set on destroying him. but if Moritz unearths the foremost to their shared, sinister earlier that begun years in the past in a mysterious German laboratory, their friendship faces a try out neither one among them expected.
Narrated in letter shape through Ollie and Moritz--two remarkable new voices--this tale of very unlikely friendship and wish less than unusual conditions blends parts of technology fiction with coming of age issues, in a funny, darkish, and finally inspiring story is totally unforgettable.
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