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Beating Heart

Authors: Jenkins, A. M.
Publisher: HarperTeen
BISAC/Subject: YAF052000, YAF026000, YAF058040
ISBN: 9780061964558, Related ISBNs: 0061964557, 9780060546090, 9780061964558
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

This house

is mine

and

I am

its beating heart.

She is a ghost: a figure glimpsed from the corner of your eye, a momentary chill, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is 17 years old: Evan Calhoun, warm and alive, and ever since moving to this big abandoned house, he has dreamt of her. Ghost and boy fascinate each other–until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both.

Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, A. M. Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long–dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen, twining mystery and romance in this evocative, sensual, and unrelentingly engrossing novel.

Ages 14+

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