Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Review: In A Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth

Title: In A Heartbeat
Author: Loretta Ellsworth
Pages: 212
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Year Published: 2010

"Amelia lived because Eagan died. But Eagan isn't gone completely."
"When a small mistake costs Eagan her life, she leaves many things behind- including her heart, which now lives on in Amelia's body. From Eagan's vantage point in her own version of heaven, she relives vivid memories through her still-beating heart and is distressed by her troubled relationship with her mother. Unable to move on without resolving her past, Eagan is trapped...
 Despite her mixed emotions of joy and guilt about her new chance at life, Amelia feels lucky to be alive. But when she begins to take on strange new characteristics, Amelia wonders if her heart donor is trying to tell her something. is it too late for Amelia to help the girl who saved her life?"

My Rating: 4/5

This book deals with a mature issues of disease and although it's hard to deal with I found that the author sugar coated things a little too much for my liking. I think that this book could have been longer and more complex. I liked the idea of the topic and how we get to see from two different point of views. I think that it might be the fact that I'm used to books giving me the harsh facts of reality, that I thought this book was based for a younger age perhaps. I didn't mind the book, it just wasn't all I hoped it would be. I think that this book did teach me though, how important it is that I mark on my licence that I want to donate my organs if I die. Just because I'm going to die at a certain time doesn't mean that someone who has been sick for a long time shouldn't have the chance to live. That aspect of the book is what made me rate it an eight.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

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