Beating Heart

Beating Heart : A Ghost Story

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 127 x 182.9 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060546077
  • 9780060546076
  • 2,175,693

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"Jenkins' story crosses decades and genres while parallel plots reveal themselves: first love, secret intimacy, fear and regret. Carefully crafted."--KLIATT
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528 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 14% (75)
4 24% (127)
3 37% (196)
2 16% (84)
1 9% (46)
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