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In a Heartbeat

4 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Loretta Ellsworth

Ellsworth’s dual narrative explores the large and small ways medical technology forever intertwines the lives of two strangers. When 16-year-old Eagan, a figure skater with her sights on the Olympics, dies in a fall on the ice, 14-year-old Amelia … see full wiki

Author: Loretta Ellsworth
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
3 reviews about In a Heartbeat
review by . March 18, 2011
Eagan has always known she would die young. She couldn't have guessed that one small mistake in footing, a mere half-inch off would ultimately cause her untimely death. But what she really couldn't have guessed is that her death would give life to another girl.                                        &nb …
review by . March 31, 2010
Pros: Multiple story-tellers, multiple viewpoints, interesting topic, theme carried through the book successfully     Cons: May be too serious for some audiences, short     The Bottom Line: Anything can change in a heartbeat     With a book like Loretta Ellsworth's In a Heartbeat it's inevitable: the reader's own heart is going skip, pound, and flutter throughout the pages before it grows at the end.    When I first …
review by . February 07, 2010
In a Heartbeat was a fascinating book about love, life and making changes told from the viewpoints of two teen girls, Eagan and Amelia.    I love how both Eagan (an ice skater that hits her head on a board during a performance and dies) and Amelia (a girl with a bad heart that receives Eagan's heart) have such different lives and never actually meet but compliment each others stories and learn from each other. It's a beautiful story that is made all the better but the short chapters …
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