Madeline Whittier has a rare disease where she can't go outside. She only sees her mom and her nurse Carla. She then saw him. He was moving in to the house next to hers. His name was Olly and it most definitely was going to be a disaster.
They talked to each other over their laptops for quite some time and they wanted to meet badly. So, Carla arranged that for them when Maddy's mom was away. She told Maddy that they had to stay across the room from each other and that they couldn't touch each other. The first time, they listened, the second time, not so much.
Maddy escapes from her house at night when she sees Olly. She told him that she bought these pills that let her be outside but it was a lie. She bought a plane ticket to Hawaii and they were leaving to go.
Maddy was in Hawaii with Olly for a while. They were only staying for the weekend and they were going to bed the first night. It was very late and Maddy woke up all sweaty and feverish. Olly soon woke after that and he rushed her to the hospital. She died for a couple of minutes. She then rose from the dead. She was in the hospital for days. Her mom then brought her back home.
Maddy came home from the hospital and slept a lot. She felt distant from everybody since she saw the world and is now stuck in the house. She then found out from doctors in Hawaii that she didn't actually have SCID. Maddy didn't believe it so she asked her mom. Her mother told her that she does have SCID but later found out her mom was lying. Olly moved and Maddy was only realizing that she didn't want to be ignoring him. She then flew out to New York and met him in a bookstore.