By Leah Thomas
A William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist.
A Carnegie Award nominee.
Ollie and Moritz are top buddies, yet they could by no means meet. Ollie has a life-threatening hypersensitivity to electrical energy, and Moritz’s vulnerable center calls for a pacemaker. in the event that they ever did meet, they can either die. residing as recluses from society, the men improve a fierce bond via letters that develop into a lifeline in the course of darkish times--as Ollie loses his basically pal, Liz, to the normalcy of highschool and Moritz offers with a bully set on destroying him. but if Moritz finds the foremost to their shared, sinister earlier that all started years in the past in a mysterious German laboratory, their friendship faces a try out neither one in all them expected.
Narrated in letter shape via Ollie and Moritz--two awesome new voices--this tale of very unlikely friendship and desire less than unusual situations blends parts of technological know-how fiction with coming of age topics, in a funny, darkish, and eventually inspiring story is totally unforgettable.
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The clock’s pendulum swung back and forth. The mouse blinked, then gathered itself and dashed forward across the hardwood floor. That was when the cat pounced. It streaked from its hiding spot beneath the couch, and a heavy paw knocked the mouse sideways. The mouse skidded across the floor, rolled to its feet, and ran. A shadow passed over TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes it, and two paws came down on either side of it. The cat batted it across the floor, slamming it into something hard and slick.
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Hide? Draw the knife? ” and a noblewoman came into the library, giggling behind her handkerchief. She stopped giggling, stood in the doorway, and stared. King Cedric stopped short. After a long moment, he said, “Summon the guards, please. ” *** The guards recognized her at once. She saw it in their faces, in the way they hesitated before taking her by the arms, in the gentle way they escorted her through the halls. ” Kind Cedric looked at her over his shoulder, nothing uncertain in his glance. She glared back.
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas