West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia. She’s the girl next door—sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he’s been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia—to love her, even—certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he’s fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.
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Ez egy érdekes könyv volt, de valami mégis hiányzott belőle. Az első fele kellően klausztrofóbiás érzetet kellett, West tehetetlensége, az, hogy alig tudta, mikor van ébren és mikor nem, a kórházi környezet nagyon jól éreztetve volt. Az egésznek olyan szaga volt, hogy az ember néha alig tudta, mi a valóság és mi nem. Persze a fülszövegből már az elején elkezdtem kombinálni, hogy mi lehet majd a megoldás, így olyan nagyon nagy meglepetést nem okozott és a legvége is valahogy gyengének érződött nekem. Ami mégis nagyon tetszett, az a hangulat volt. Emiatt nem is bántam volna, ha a közepe, a fiú Oliviával való kapcsolata stb. még egy kicsit jobban ki lett volna bontva. Azért néha elég hátborzongató volt. Hangulatban nagyon erős.
„You know why I don't have any friends visiting me? They stopped coming. They stopped coming because they want to see this girl.” Olivia stood and struck a ballerina pose, up on one toe, her head cocked to the side. Suddenly, shw twirled in a perfect circle on her toe, then stopped, looking me dead in the eye. „They want to see this girl.” She danced effortlessly across the room, her robe flowing behind her like a white dress. She spun and danced back to me, stopping close to the chair. I could hear her breathing.
„They don't want this girl.” She yanked up her sleeve, showing me her shunt, that angry piece of plastic shoved under her skin, held in place with medical tape. „They don't want to see the girl whose hair is falling out” – she grabbed her ponytail and came away with a handful of dark hair – „whose skin is pasty, the girl who doesn't smile.” She leaned in, so close that I could feel her breath on my face, and gave me a hateful look. „Nobody wants this girl,” she said slowly.
Like, if you were a tree, how this year for you, this ring, would be light, almost invisible, a drought year. It's like a year where you almost weren't here. But you know what? There are lots more rings for you, in the future, I just know it. Lots of good rings. Solid rings.
… my mind went to what Allie had said, about the tree and rings inside. I realized all az once that she was wrong. The ring for this year wasn't light orbarely there, it wasn't a drought. In the tree of my life, this year was a ring dark and deep, embedded further than any other year had been or ever would be. This was the year when I was hollowed out and come back from nothing. This was the year I faced everything and came out of it somehow. I wanted to think it had something to do with me, with my own strength, but I knew that wasn't true. I hadn't done it alone. I could never have done it alone.
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