Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

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Because You'll Never Meet Me
Cover of Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Author(s) Leah Thomas
Published July 2, 2015
Publisher Bloomsbury
Genre(s) Contemporary fiction
Age group Young adult

Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas is a story about Ollie, who is deadly allergic to electricity, and Moritz, who needs a pacemaker to survive. For that reason they can never meet each other. Through writing each other letters they unravel how they are connected and how to manage the struggles they face in their private lives. It was originally published on July 2, 2015.

Trigger Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Alcohol (mentioned)
  • Alcoholism (mentioned)
  • Animal abuse
  • Animal death
  • Being an orphan
  • Being paralyzed
  • Blindness
  • Body horror
  • Borderline personality disorder (mentioned)
  • Broken spine
  • Bullying
  • Burning a person (mentioned)
  • Cancer
  • Child abuse (non-sexual)
  • Childbirth
  • Choking
  • Cigarettes
  • Cutting a person open (mentioned)
  • Death
  • Disabilities
  • Drowning
  • Epilepsy & seizures
  • Experiments on humans
  • F-Slur (probably not reclaimed by the author)
  • Guns (mentioned)
  • Homophobia
  • Hospital scene
  • Incest (mentioned)
  • Life-threatening weight loss
  • Manic depression
  • Mental illness
  • Mood disorder
  • Muteness
  • Narcolepsy (mentioned)
  • Needles
  • Nuclear explosion (mentioned)
  • Pacemaker
  • Panic attack (implied)
  • Pee, emesis and poop
  • Physical abuse
  • Poisoning (mentioned)
  • Pregnancy (mentioned)
  • Psychiatrist (mentioned)
  • R-Slur (probably not reclaimed by the author)
  • Schizophrenia (mentioned)
  • Suicide (mentioned)
  • Victim blaming (of a bullying victim)


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

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