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My Heartbeat by Garret Weyr, also Freymann-...
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Nov 13, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-fiction
Read in March, 2011

My Heartbeat is a lovely, quiet little book about the difficulties of understanding our relationships and our desires. Freymann-Weyr offers no easy answers as her characters try to figure out who they are in terms of their families, their hopes for the future, and their sexuality. Told through the point of view of 14-year-old Ellen, the characters emerge slowly as complex, real people who don't, and maybe never will, have everything figured out. I'm not sure how well this will appear to teen readers. Those who like character-driven stories will like it. There isn't a lot of "drama" and yet a lot happens, including sex that is very tastefully handled.

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