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Bubble is a Children's Book by Stewart Foster.

Joe is an 11-year-old kid who's spent the bulk of his life in a single room in a London hospital. This is because Joe has an illness that has severely weakened his immune system, and stepping outside it for even a moment means he could catch a disease that WILL kill him. As a result, he's spent his life knowing only the view of the building tops across the street from his hospital room.

One day, a new male nurse known as Amir comes into Joe's life, and the two form a close kinship. As time goes on and Amir continues working with Joe, Amir proposes to Joe an opportunity to know what it's like to go outside.

The book was published on May 19th, 2016.


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Bubble contains examples of:

  • Bubble Boy: Joe has spent the bulk of his life confined to his room in the hospital.
    • There's also his American friend with whom he chats online. He's also been confined to a single hospital room until he gets his suit.
  • Character Narrator: The story is told entirely from Joe's perspective.
  • Nosebleed: If Joe overexerts himself (which doesn't take much, given the boy's condition), blood will start pouring from his nose, followed by some dizzying spells.
  • One-Word Title: Naturally, what with the story being called "Bubble" and all.

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