Harlequin Teen, 9780373210961, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief, unable to let go, unable to move forwardbecause her mother is, in a way, still there. She's being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her.
Estranged from her stepfather and letting go of things that no longer seem importantgrades, crushes, college plansEmma has only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in herCaleb Harrison, whose anger and loss might just match Emma's own. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after deathand maybe, for love?
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