Because You’ll Never Meet Me was recommended to me by lovely @writeronwheels_ and it did not disappoint!
Ollie is allergic to electricity, which sets off his seizures, and so lives in a cabin in the woods. His home territory is ruled by the power lines he cannot cross.
Moritz, born with no eyes, sees the world through his own version of echolocation but remains alone. Depressed, his worldview is challenged by Ollie’s relentlessly optimistic letters.
Told through letters to each other when they are brought together as pen pals, the two boys push their boundaries and investigate what ties them together. This book is more science fiction than it initially appears but is ever so subtle about it, leading you in to an exciting adventure. I don’t want to share too much else it might gives things away!
This book is a really wonderful story of friendship alongside a disability narrative blurred with science fiction and magical realism.
I’m really excited to see that the second novel following Ollie and Moritz is out now.
Interested? Get it here.
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