Because You’ll Never Meet Me
Lives Less Ordinary
Release Date: OUT NOW!
341 pages | Paperback/ ebook Author: Leah Thomas Publisher: Bloomsbury
A blind protagonist
who “sees” the world around him via echolocation? Nope, not Daredevil – though at least the characters in this YA debut acknowledge the parallel early on.
Ollie and Moritz are destined never to meet. Ollie’s epilepsy is triggered by electricity; Moritz has a pacemaker he would die without – and he was also born without eyes, instead relying on sound to “see”.
The mystery lies in Ollie’s hunt for the story behind his condition and his dead father, but the heart of the tale is the boys’ developing friendship. Both blaming themselves for things that weren’t their fault, both realising for the first time that they weren’t as alone as they’d believed, it’s a touching story of adolescence and self- discovery. Rhian Drinkwater