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In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth
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Jan 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, arcs, ya-fiction
Read from January 31 to February 12, 2010

Normally I don't care to much for books that switch back and forth between two main characters, but Loretta Ellsworth did a fantastic job of it!
Sixteen year old Eagan's life gets cut short when she hits her head during a figure skating competition. After her death she views memories of her life, starting from her childhood all the way up to the time of her death. Although she loves her mom very much they have a strained relationship and this is something Eagan needs to resolve before she can settle into her afterlife.
Amelia who has been very sick for the past several years due to a weak heart is the recipient of Eagan's healthy heart. Immediately after her heart transplant Amelia begines to pick up on things from Eagan's life. Amelia even picks up some of her characteristics.
The idea that our cells can carry memories is very intrigueing, and this story explores that theory in a very unique way.

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message 1: by Eva (new) - added it

Eva Leger This sounds pretty good. I already had it on my to-read list so I'm glad I caught your review!

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