Saturday, March 1, 2008

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Run run run. That's what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. When she's barefoot and running, she can hear her heart beating... Thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP. It's a rhythm that makes sense in a year when everything's shifting: Her mother is pregnant, her grandfather is forgetful, and her best friend, Max, is always moody. Everything is changing, just like the apple Annie's been assigned to draw a hundred times. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech masterfully weaves this story about a young girl beginning to understand the many rhythms of life and how she fits within them. - SBCL

Life has rhythms in the life of twelve-year-old Annie, who loves to run, as she ponders the many progressions of adolescence. Each heartbeat in this free-verse novel reflects her journey as a runner and the obstacles that she must overcome in the self-discovery process. Readers will take pleasure in this tender portrait of Annie. - CDE

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