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Author: Scott, Elizabeth
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Year Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-0373211234
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9

Heart Beat

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This heartbreaking, heartwarming and heart-healing novel explores a relatively rare situation in which Emma’s mother is dead but her body is being kept alive on life support due to her pregnancy. Emma has been existing in a fog of grief, unable to move forward, letting go of grades, crushes and college plans, becoming estranged from her stepfather, with only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Her heart starts to beat again when she becomes involved with Caleb, an angry young man with a bad reputation whose loss matches her own. Emma journeys from grief to hope through different types of love – family love, friendship, and romantic love in this emotional coming-of-age story.

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