The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

    • 4.5 • 56 Ratings
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    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci's footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is-and tries to uncover what he's hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix's own family's closet tear them apart?

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Feiwel & Friends
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.7
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7-13

Customer Reviews

WrennyBird ,

Loved it!

This was a guilty pleasure teen romance read. However, the characters were deep and interesting. The writing was sarcastic and funny. The storyline was purposeful and smart. Highly recommend this book in this genre

LazyLibra ,

Swoony and sarcastic YA romance!

Great characters, lots of diversity, swoony romance. *flails* These characters are sarcastic and full of complexities, family drama, and their own ambitions. I adored the San Fran setting and how the families influenced our heroine and hero—just like real high schoolers.

thatonegirl__46 ,

Cute, but

SPOILERS

For the most part I enjoyed it and even laughed out loud a couple times. It was a cute story and all but there wasn’t much to it. I swear 1/3 of the whole book was describing how drop dead gorgeous and perfect Jack was. I felt like I was reading Twilight sometimes. It was a happy little story with some life changing family tragedy casually tossed in but it didn’t seem to have any long-term effects. It seemed like the ending was tied up too neatly and all within a couple paragraphs. While that’s great for the characters, it felt unrealistic and uninspired. Fathers showing up out of the blue and offering to pay for college, kid commits a numerous felonies but facing no consequences, and a girl with a serious mental illness getting to go home because her family finally realized she’s not an embarrassment they need to hide. Having a family member with schizophrenia myself, it would have been nice to see an ending that didn’t end up with everyone living happily ever after. It wouldn’t have seemed so fake to me if it seemed more relatable. All in all it wasn’t a terrible book and even if parts seemed sugar coated it was still nice to see some non-psychotic representation for schizophrenia.

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