Heartbeat

By Elizabeth Scott
(Harlequin Teen, Hardcover, 9780373210961, 304pp.)

Publication Date: January 28, 2014

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Life. Death. And...Love? 

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.  

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.  

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

Life. Death. And...Love? 

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.  

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.  

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

Life. Death. And...Love? 

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.  

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is




Praise For Heartbeat

"Told through the perspective of a well-defined and likable protagonist,

this text shines a bright light on the importance of mental health."

-Kirkus Reviews on MIRACLE

"Disturbing but fascinating, the book exerts an inescapable grip on readers-

like Alice, they have virtually no choice but to continue until the

conclusion sets them free."

-Publishers Weekly, starred review, on LIVING DEAD GIRL

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