Tuesday, June 7, 2011


In a HeartbeatIn a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having two narrators describe both sides of being a heart donor gives this book a unique voice I have not seen before. You know the fate of one of the narrators, Eagan, as she is the heart donor. The way she has to go through her own process of accepting what happens seems so real, I felt for her and the sorrow she felt at time. It was just as captivating listening to what Amelia was going through before and after the heart transplant. You can feel for both girls and their families. I liked how each girl's perspective was short enough to know what was going on, but not so long that you forgot that the other was going through.

Make sure to have a box of tissues nearby as you read. I personally enjoyed this book even as it moved me to tears. The voice of each character and their stories that pulled families together will undoubtedly pull at your heartstrings. I recommend anyone looking for a wonderful stand alone pick up this book.

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  1. Wow, that sounds so sad.. I want to read it. o.o

  2. It's sad but also happy... if that makes sense