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Beating Heart: A Ghost Story - A.M. Jenkins
Beating Heart: A Ghost Story
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This houseis mineandI amits beating heart.She is a ghost: a figure glimpsed from the corner of your eye, a momentary chill, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is 17 years old: Evan Calhoun, warm and alive, and ever since moving to this big abandoned house, he has dreamt of her.... show more
This houseis mineandI amits beating heart.She is a ghost: a figure glimpsed from the corner of your eye, a momentary chill, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is 17 years old: Evan Calhoun, warm and alive, and ever since moving to this big abandoned house, he has dreamt of her. Ghost and boy fascinate each other–until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both. Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, A. M. Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long–dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen, twining mystery and romance in this evocative, sensual, and unrelentingly engrossing novel.Ages 14+
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060546076 (0060546077)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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kareuhbeara
kareuhbeara rated it
1.0 Beating Heart: A Ghost Story
uhhh.. creepy
Sesana
Sesana rated it
An interesting not-love story between a live boy and a dead girl. Evan's just moved into an old house with his family and starts having dreams about a beautiful girl, the ghost. The book alternates between his perspective, in prose, and the perspective of the ghost, Cora, in verse. It actually works...
kishawhite
kishawhite rated it
4.0 Beating Heart: A Ghost Story
This is an engaging, spare, sexy story about a 17-year-old boy who moves into a haunted house, and is visited in his "dreams" by the teenage girl who used to inhabit the home. She believes that he is her long lost lover. I haven't gotten to the end yet, but the book is leaving me breathless. Perfect...
darlingbooks
darlingbooks rated it
3.0 Beating Heart
Beating Heart is a short, haunting novel with left me equal parts disturbed and impressed. This is not your average YA novel: there is no garunteed happily ever after, and no love-conquers-all message. This might look like a book about love, but it is not.Beating Heart is all about sex. The lies we ...
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