The Instant #1 "New York Times" Bestseller If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I m allergic to the world. I don t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It s almost certainly going to be a disaster. "From the Hardcover edition.""