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I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zo's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zo lost in her broken life. Zo escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zo's autistic sister. After Zo is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15mm | 416g
  • Pleasant Grove, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1933963840
  • 9781933963846
  • 529,726

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2,687 ratings
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4 30% (811)
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2 9% (234)
1 6% (149)

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[Les recomiendo mucho este libro; el amor y la unión en una familia especial. El amor que traspasa tiempo y espacio. La verdadera amistad. El camino de la perdición, drogas, sexo, alcohol, que no lleva a nada bueno. Y que, al final, la esperanza es lo último que se pierde.] If you're working (or maybe at the school or college), please leave this book in your home: I couldn't work through all the week. I was intrigued about how Jennifer Laurens will explain the topic of a family with a handicaped daughter, and mix that with the heaven and angels. It was INCREDIBLE! I have a brother who has mental handicaped problems (I don't know how to said this in english), so I was crying through the book, because what Zoe and her parents were feeling, I had felt that too before. The love I fell for my brother, the impatiente, the resentment, the angry because, sometimes, I thought my mother cares of him more than me... It's difficult, and normal at the same time, to have a little special person in my family. I cannot love him more; it's my brother, and despise everything, handicaped or not, I will always look after him. So, changing the topic: A hot, hot, hooot, guardian angel. OMG. I felt in love almost immediatly. We always read (and watch) about sexy guys, with hot bodies and sharp personality, but Matthias was a guy with such innocent thoughts, I almost felt bad about myself and my mind. The final pages... come on, I was in my car (in the p***enger seat, don't worry) when I read about... you know... the car thing... I was: "Nooooooooooo", tears drops on my clothes, and my mother was like: "Ok, she had finally lost her head". Great, GREAT ending. I don't want to spoil you, so I finish here. It was a terrific read, I enjoyed every second of this book. Thanks for this, Jennifer Laurens! =)show more
by Astrid Atehortúa
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens. This book I found amazing, it pulled at all my heart strings and kept me hanging way past the last page. A love story with depth, Matthias is definetly every girls dream, loving caring and his devotion way beyond words. I read this book in record time, I had grins, tears and I felt I was there right till the end. The storyline as well about the austic little girl shows the hard times families go through in real life and I love how this relates in the book. To also have a family member with this medical condition not to the extent of Abria, it gives an insite as well to all who dont know and how life can be, but how love conquers all. This book is for anyone and everyone after all : love conquers all. Recommended 100% you will not be dissapointed. :) Cant wait for Pentinance and Absolution.******************************* Feel free to check out Jennifers blog for upcoming books and information on the the other two books in this three set series. www.jenniferlaurens.blogspot.com or heavenlythebook.comshow more
by Katrina Whittaker
It has taken me a while to write this review as this book really touched me and I feel like I am about to bare my soul to the world in this review. I have to say the synopsis leaves a lot to be desired and should not put you off reading this book. I am not going to gush as this goes far beyond gushing. I feel as if this book was written for me personally, that is how much it has enthralled me. Written in first person narrative from Zoe's point of view. She is the oldest of 3 children, 17 years old, dealing with the traumatic diagnosis that her adorable little sister, Abria, age 5, has severe autism. The book shows the effect on the entire family having to cope with this disability. It is written with insight as the author, Jennifer Laurens, has an autistic child. I was able to relate completely as my oldest child has dyspraxia, although her physical skills are significantly improved to when she was diagnosed, the emotional aspect is a constant challenge and on occasion still hard to deal with. As in the book, Abria is the person the family revolves around, so it is in my house with the oldest having the main focus of attention. It is not something that is intentional that is just how it happens. I sincerely hope that it is not disturbing the other girls emotionally or mentally. The story deals with how the family cope with the added stress of having an impaired child in their lives. Zoe turns to alcohol while her brother, Luke, turns to drugs. The feeling of turning to any thing that will block out the reality of their stressful lives is something I can relate to. However, the story goes on to show how these methods are just means of avoiding the problem and they generally add more problems than they solve. The best way to deal with problems is head on and with open honesty to the other people involved. it also brought to mind the therapies and developmental skills mentioned in Beautiful Dead: Arizona whose brother was also autistic. Amazing use of the white space within the narrative adding impact and intensity to the storyline. Although the theme of the books refers to God, Heaven and Angels, it is of a non-denominational nature, therefore open to your own interpretation/beliefs. Being of a non-overtly religious nature myself, I have my own beliefs which are just that my own, I found the ideals within the story easy to relate to. The idea of a life after death brings great comfort to anyone that has lost someone close to them. The thought that each of us has a Guardian Angel trying to guide us and keep us safe is reassuring, although the idea that they are responsible for keeping us safe when we purposefully expose ourselves to danger/evil is quickly and powerfully dispelled within the narrative. The adage 'you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink' comes to mind. The emphasis that Angels cannot enter a place that contains evil is powerful and we as people are responsible for the decision to enter the nefarious circles is thought provoking. The imagery used to describe evil spirits was chilling, giving me goose-bumps. The addition of alcohol/drugs lower your inhibitions and therefore making it easier for evil spirits to take over gave me shivers. Instead of making the Guardian Angel into a virtuous, moral, pure, spotless person, Matthias has his own past to contemplate and in some aspects repent for. Making him human and easy to relate to. The use of 'cool' or 'slang' words from the modern era side by side with those of the 1920's was rather amusing but added depth to the storyline. This book invoked such powerful emotions within me that I just did not want to let it go. The ending was bitter-sweet but gripping. This is one book that I would recommend the entire world to read. Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime. I am keeping it on my bookshelf and will be passing it down to my children when they are old enough to read it. It is the whole kit & caboodle....touching, inspiring, heart warming, thought provoking....do I need to go on ;)show more
by Emma Davies
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