Review of Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas 

Title: Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Author: Leah Thomas

Synopsis: 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.

Rate: 4/5

My Thoughts: If it wasn’t for my friend who told me to read both BTNMM and NNY I would have never picked up either one. At first I was a little skeptical since it is in letter format, but overall it was really good. I really like the way Ollie and Moritz relationship develops. The way Leah wrote it was really original and I enjoyed both this book and book #2. I had mixed feelings about reading it but overall am really glad I read it.


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