A Heart in a Body in the World

A Heart in a Body in the World

When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that?s what Annabelle does?she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She?s not ready to think about the why yet, just the how?muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that?s what Annabelle does...

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Title:A Heart in a Body in the World
Author:Deb Caletti
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:A Heart in a Body in the World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:358 pages pages

A Heart in a Body in the World Reviews

  • kelly {BookCrushin}
    Oct 01, 2018
    This book is so beautiful, so important, so timely. It is hard to read because you are suffering along with Annabelle. Her trauma, her way of escaping that turned into action and hope. It is all so important and everyone should read this book. Every teenager, every parent, every politi...
  • Kelly
    Oct 27, 2018
    An all-too-timely feminist YA novel about the ways toxic masculinity harms each and every one of us. Annabelle has been victim of (view spoiler)[ a controlling boy who believes she belongs to him and only him and she's triggered in an incident months after his attack at a party (hide s...
  • April
    Aug 23, 2018
    I am still reeling at A Heart In A Body In The World by Deb Caletti and how much it made me think AND feel. If you want an excellent read, click here. ...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 01, 2018
    Printz Honor 2019 I get it. Original review A book for our time, and a well written one. Gun violence, violence against women, activism. I can see it capturing Printz committee's attention, even though I failed to love it. What I found the most compelling was the main char...
  • Melanie
    Feb 16, 2019
    ?She survived something big, and when you survive something big, you are always, always aware that next time you might not.? I can truly say, with every single ounce of my heart, that this is one of the best books I?ve ever read in my entire life. It?s so quiet, but so...
  • Lyndsay
    Jan 30, 2019
    The thing about this book is that it's hard. It's emotional and dark and it left me feeling raw. But it's also important. And it's necessary. And I think that what this book is doing and saying is what we need to be hearing right now. It's not an easy read by any means. But it's so so ...
  • Ari
    Mar 07, 2018
    3.5 stars. I might set it to 4 after I think about it for a while. The story is actually really good (the idea behind it even better), I could relate with the main characters every now and then and I know how important it is to give voice to this subject. But the way it was told....
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Sep 21, 2018
    Annabelle was running away from her problems, literally running away from the issues that bothers her. So she sets foot to Washington D.C. despite the pain on her heels. It had been heavily emphasized that running was a great distraction for Annabelle. While reading this book, I wasn't...
  • Lily
    Mar 15, 2019
    I can't even describe the effect that this book has had one me, but I spent a lot of it crying for so many reasons. It is truly one of the best books that I have ever read. ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Feb 15, 2019
    Incredible. Incredible, incredible, incredible. I don't think I'll ever be able write a review for this one. Buddy read with Melanie from meltotheany ? ...
  • Myrna
    Dec 13, 2018
    This relevant book shows a young girl?s journey through the healing process. I adore the secondary characters and their support and understanding more than the primary character. Despite the choppy narrative and timeline the ending was powerful, dark, and unexpected. I'm glad I didn?...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Nov 15, 2018
    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...
  • Brenda Ayala
    Sep 06, 2018
    I think I appreciate this one more because our main character is an accidental heroine. In a lot of contemporary YA novels lately (especially dealing with this subject) has the main character consciously taking a stance. It?s one hundred percent needed, of course?without people...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Jul 17, 2018
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. CONTENT WARNINGS: intimacy, stalking, grief, PTSD, depression, gun violence, murder, death of lov...
  • Laura//lauralovestoread Gelinas
    Mar 15, 2019
    I read this and devoured it in one sitting, and I?m wrecked y?all ? ?????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ????????. ???? ???? ???????? ???? ??...
  • Christy
    Sep 19, 2018
    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Oct 09, 2018
    This book is beautiful and haunting and powerful and I?m just ??? maybe I?ll come back to write a more coherent review when I stop crying but tonight is not that night. EVERYONE needs to read this book. ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Feb 13, 2019
    Wow, I have a lot to say about this one. I'll either write a review or film one and when I do, I'll post it here. But for now, SLEEP BECKONS. ...
  • Gabby
    Feb 23, 2019
    ?Every person is a book with chapters. Some are glorious and some are dark and ugly. Every person survives something.? This story is so beautiful and real and so relevant that it's terrifying. This books is about (view spoiler)[gun violence (hide spoiler)] I'm blocking it out b...
  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Sep 17, 2018
    I don?t even have words for how vital and heartbreaking and inspiring this book is. This is probably one of the strongest, most well-crafted books I?ve read in such a long time. This was just incredible. ...
  • Sara (sarajanereads)
    Feb 12, 2019
    Review also posted on https://sarajanereading.wordpress.com Rating: 4.5/5 A Heart in a Body in the World is a book that a lot of friends who?s reviews I trust have rated highly, as well as that it also recently won a Printz honor. It?s safe to say I had high expectations goin...
  • Elizabeth George
    Feb 10, 2019
    This is just terrific. It's a great YA novel that works for adults as well. Deb Caletti writes with great heart and great clarity. This is a book torn from the headlines and utterly worthy of discussion whether at the dinner table, among friends, or in the classroom. It's thoughtful an...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Feb 07, 2019
    CW: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, shooting, blood, graphic description of gunshot wounds, grief. Original review posted on my blog : Word Wonders I usually do not review audiobooks. I simply don?t. Because it?s the little part of my reading I do solely for enjoyment without pa...
  • Emily
    Aug 29, 2018
    This is one of the strongest YA contemporaries I've read in a LONG time. Caletti's writing is lovely and accessible, but it never feels dumbed down. I think she's particularly strong at using language to convey how trauma affects Annabelle's (the MC) mental health/mental state. T...
  • ellie
    Nov 26, 2018
    You never know what a day will bring, which is both the good news and bad news of life. She has decided to keep going, as anyone could tell by her closed eyes and calm expression. She realizes that all big decisions are ones that must be decided and decided again. She imagines that ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Aug 18, 2018
    "But she feels this in her heart and soul and with every searing and burning step: A crime must have a punishment and this is part of hers." I am kicking myself for not taking a physical arc copy of this book at BookCon because I didn't think I could relate to the running theme that...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Sep 24, 2018
    4 stars For someone who doesn't like running, I ended up really enjoying this book about a girl running. Lesson learned: you don't need to a fan of a book's topic to like said book. I don't like mass murder, but it doesn't mean I don't like reading about it. Luckily, Annabelle...
  • Mara
    Dec 15, 2018
    This is a devastating book that I want to give to every young girl who has experienced any kind of violence because of their gender. I love how layered this is, how it has audience-appropriate use of metaphors and motifs, how it understands that it didn't need to make the protagonist "...
  • Abby
    Nov 08, 2018
    This book was fantastic. It made me feel EVERYTHING. I felt the main character?s guilt, anxiety, grief, joy, depression, etc. This book is so important and extremely well written. I don?t know anything about this author but I will gladly seek out more from them because this was jus...
  • Jennifer Pinizzotto
    Feb 17, 2019
    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...