The Anatomical Shape of A Heart

The Anatomical Shape of A Heart

Book - 2015
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Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci's footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is-and tries to uncover what he's hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix's own family's closet tear them apart?

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250066459
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,22 cm


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Jan 14, 2017

This book started out as an epic #BethFail in terms of the type of book I thought I picked up and ended up being one of the best accidental discoveries I've ever made. I don't even like YA romance -- typically. Browsing the library shelves, I thought I was picking up a variation on "The Fault in Our Stars" (my reading comprehension of the book synopsis was clearly a fail also). In actuality, it was a book about two young adults each on their own journey to transform their lives through art, each battling struggles from family history. Although all the characters had faults - even the adults - the two main characters were amazingly mature and the obstacles they faced, while sometimes self-made, were never manufactured angst, as is often the crutch in romance books of all subgenres. The dialogue was witty, the moments of conflict were real and gut wrenching and the plot resolves in a manner that doesn't denigrate any character while allowing everyone to exorcise their past struggles. Honestly, this whole book played out like a script of a movie. I loved every bit of it.

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Apr 03, 2016

blue_dolphin_4400 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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