Till it Stops Beating (Paperback)
Black Rose Writing, 9781684330805, 216pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
"Hannah Goodman masterfully renders a tender, heartwarming tale of first love, first loss, and jelly doughnuts." -Heather Christie, the award-winning and bestselling author of What the Valley Knows
Seventeen-year-old Maddie Hickman's senior year begins with the good (the reemergence of The One That Got Away), the bad (a cancer diagnosis, not hers, but it might as well be) and the WTF (an anxiety attack that renders her writhing on the floor like an upside down crab).
Adding to her spiraling anxiety is Senior Project, in the form of I've Decided To Write A Book about The Other One That Got Away (And Crushed My Heart). Compounding it all is applying to college and keeping up with her friends. The ever-mounting stress eventually rips her tight grip on all that she holds dear.
Her break down leads to an unexpected road trip where she is forced to listen to her wildly beating heart. It is only in the back of a convertible with pop music blasting, that she discovers she must risk everything in order to really live.