Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Review - Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Title: Because You'll Never Meet Me
Author: Leah Thomas
Pages: 353
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release date: 2nd July 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK&ANZ) and NetGalley*

DNF (1/5 stars)

Ollie and Moritz are pen pals but they can never meet - Ollie is allergic to electricity and Moritz has a pacemaker and no eyes. They are both recluses.
After a rough start they become close friends and communicate while Moritz deals with a bully and Ollie's crush goes to high school.

I was really excited to read Because You'll Never Meet Me.
The idea was intriguing but I just couldn't connect with the characters.
I liked that it was in letter form but Ollie's letters were just too chaotic and didn't seem to have a point/focus to them.
The pages couldn't hold my attention and I found myself skim reading.

Unfortunately this wasn't for me.