Published by Corgi Books

This is an extraordinary story about friendship, love, and control.

Maddy hasn’t left her home for seventeen years. Her front door is an air lock. There are filters and air purifiers pumping clean air into her home. She is home educated and wonders about the world outside that she cannot reach. Her mother does everything for her when she is home, otherwise a nurse is with her. There is someone there always, but she is happy enough, perhaps. Her illness, however prevents her from doing the usual teenage things, parties, meeting friends, going to school and then she sees the family move in next door….loud raucous and full of life…a family so unlike her own…

A remarkable first novel.

Enjoy it!

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