In A Heartbeat

In A Heartbeat

Book - 2010
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Told in their separate voices, Eagan, who has died in a figure-skating accident, becomes a heart donor for Amelia, who then begins taking on some aspects of Eagan's personality.
ISBN: 9780802720689
Characteristics: 216 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: In a heart-beat


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Jan 09, 2019

A story about grief, accepting death, and finding closure. Eagan, a young figure skater dies in a tragic accident, which gives Amelia, who suffers from congestive heart failure, a chance to live normally again. Great concept, but once Amelia receives Eagan's heart, where does the story go then? I'm also not sure how medically accurate this book is and if you could 'inherit' dreams and memories that were from the person's whose heart you received or if you could gain any of their tendencies. Either way, this drives Amelia to contact Eagan's parents in what seems to be a really forced meeting so that the parents can receive closure from their daughter's death. I liked the concept of the book, and though it might have not been executed in the greatest way, it was still an entertaining read, with it's emotional moments. @loona of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jun 17, 2016

This book is my favorite book. It touched my very own heart by telling the story of two girls and the exchanging of a heart. It was a book that had my heart racing and my fingers eager to turn the page!

Jun 23, 2015

It is a good book

Jul 04, 2014

I really enjoyed reading about the hardships that Eagan and Amelia went through after the skating accident. I found it very interesting how Amelia struggled to appreciate the gift of a new heart. I also like how Eagan's mom put a lot of stress on Eagan that brought a lot of very interesting drama to the scene and now Eagan has to repair her broken life at home from a whole new perspective. This was a very good bookend if you haven't read it yet i would definitely recommend this book to anyone

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

Really sad book

As an E.S. Librarian I decided to read this book. Well written. An interesting way of dealing with and trying to explain a very difficult subject, to a young person. Written from the point of view of the two young people involved. Probably not a good fit for an E.S. but definitely Middle school or H.S.

Dec 01, 2011

Amazing... no other words for it... amazing

Oct 14, 2011

It was a realy good story into the feelings and life's of these two young teenage girls. I really enjoyed the read.

Aug 17, 2011

I am sure that many people will be jealous that I have never had anyone in my life die which might be why I couldn't get into this book but I understand that this would be my go to book to help me cope if someone I loved died. It really shows reconciliation of relationships when one dies and the emotional pain that some people experience when undergoing transplants. But the true essence of this book is accepting death and finding closure. I can see why people would love this book but I personally couldn't get emotionally attached.

Nov 21, 2010

That book was amazing! I have to admit I cried a couple of times. It was so sad when Eagan's mom threw out her cake. This book is perfect for anybody who loves romance novels, and also anybody who doesn't really like romance novels as much. It's definitely worth reading.

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Mar 29, 2015

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Nov 23, 2010

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Nov 21, 2010

"I think she liked to skate."
Mrs. Keely's eyebrows shot up. "How do you know that?"


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