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OLDER FICTION
Thomas, Leah

Because You'll Never Meet Me

(2) YA Ollie is allergic to electricity; his German pen pal and "fellow hermit" Moritz was born without eyes and has a pacemaker. Beneath the surface of this realistic fiction novel about friendship and alienation is something more speculative: Ollie actually repels electricity, Moritz can echolocate, and these abilities may be manmade. The protagonists' distinct, deeply memorable voices make this an affecting page-turner.

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