In a Heartbeat
When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done... show more
When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done differently, through her still-beating heart. When fourteen-year-old Amelia learns she will be getting a heart transplant, her fear and guilt battle with her joy at this new chance at life. And afterwards when she starts to feel different—dreaming about figure skating, craving grape candy—her need to learn about her donor leads her to discover and explore Eagan’s life, meeting her grieving loved ones and trying to bring the closure they all need to move on. Told in alternating viewpoints, In a Heartbeat tells the emotional and compelling story of two girls sharing one heart.
Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
I have to say I enjoyed this book. It wasn't one of the best things I read, but it was a fast read with a pretty good message of impact. I liked the story itself and I liked the two main characters. Eagan and Amelia were so different but through a heart donation they became almost two part of the sa...
it was ok.. review in a few
In a Heartbeat is a touching look at the sacrifices that one teen can make for the benefit of another. The story is told alternatively by two teens: Eagan and Amelia. Eagan is a star athlete. A figure skater with one eye on the prize and the other on a normal life. Amelia wishes that she could be no...
In A Heartbeat was a touching story of love, loss, and new chances at life. It wasn't something that I was really excited to read because of how sad I expected it to be. Surprisingly, it was just as happy as it was sad.In A Heartbeat is about two completely different girls, connected by one heart. E...