Saturday, August 18, 2012

In A Heatbeat Review

In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth by Loretta Ellsworth
Synposis: When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done differently, through her still-beating heart.

When fourteen-year-old Amelia learns she will be getting a heart transplant, her fear and guilt battle with her joy at this new chance at life. And afterwards when she starts to feel different—dreaming about figure skating, craving grape candy—her need to learn about her donor leads her to discover and explore Eagan’s life, meeting her grieving loved ones and trying to bring the closure they all need to move on.

Told in alternating viewpoints, In a Heartbeat tells the emotional and compelling story of two girls sharing one heart.

My Rating: didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it
Format: Paperback
Start Date: August 16th.
Finished Date: August 17th.

My Review:
     A friend lent me this book. I loved it, but there wasn't much detail. It was also hard at times to figure out who's Point Of View it was in, if it was in Eagan's, and she was in her Mom's dream, and then Amelia showed up. Really hard. Still, I loved it.


  1. Hi Madilynn,
    Saw the link to your blog in a GR group. Welcome to blogging. I'm following you through GR- I'm your first follower. Welcome to blogging. I just started a few months ago, in late May. So, I'm pretty new too. But if you have any questions, just email me.

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    Great review...I've heard of this book. Sounds like a good, but not great, book.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate it. I will follow back.

  2. I read this book! I loved it!!!! It was so different but I liked it and I'm glad you did as well. :) And you finished it in one day! That means something. >.<

    New follower.
    Follow back?

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