Congratulations to the 2018 Evergreen Teen Book Award Winner!
17-year-old Maddie is allergic to the world, and so is trapped in her house. She knows she’ll never be able to leave, but is content enough seeing only her mom and nurse, Carla, and attending virtual school. But when a super cute, moody boy wearing all black moves in next door, her whole life changes. Ollie is intrigued by the girl he only sees through the window and finds a way to communicate with her. Soon, Maddie and Ollie are talking through IM, emails, and messages written on their windows with markers. Now Maddie’s whole world begins to open up. But can you really have a relationship just through email and IM? Is Maddie willing to risk everything, even her life, for a chance to love?
-Jocelyn Redel, Teen Librarian
Lynnwood Library, Sno-Isle Library System
The Evergreen Teen Book Award is chosen annually by Washington State students in 7th through 12th grades from a list generated by teen librarians. The lists feature books with teen appeal and cover a wide variety of interests.