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

  • Ashley Blake
    Jun 15, 2018
    Absolutely stunning. ...
  • 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...
  • Mary (BookHounds)
    Sep 17, 2018
    I'm not crying, you ARE crying. I know why but this story really struck a nerve with me.  It is the current state of affairs in this county and this is the right book at the right time and it needs to be read by everyone.  I think just being a woman in this world today is so full ...
  • 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. ...
  • Kristen Unger
    Aug 05, 2018
    Goodness, this is a important book. A well-executed book. I?m sure every woman can pinpoint times in her life when what was intended as kindness was skewed and twisted into an invitation or permission from a man. We need to raise our sons to understand consent, to respond gr...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 01, 2018
    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 character's grappling with her feelings about getting inv...
  • 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....
  • Billie
    Oct 30, 2018
    I wrote a review, but Goodreads ate it. I finally mustered the courage to finish this after picking it up and starting it umpteen times. I just wasn't in the mental or emotional place to keep going with it. Even when I made the choice to start again and finish it this time, dammit, ...
  • May
    Mar 24, 2018
    Wow. Sometimes, you come across things; people, places, music, films, and they move you in ways you can't even begin to articulate. This is one of those things. This is a book that will break your heart and stitch it back together. It begins with a journey; one of 2794 miles ...
  • 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...
  • Dahlia
    Aug 20, 2018
    This was a really special book that I'm glad a couple of people shoved in my face, espceially my coworker, who did so quite literally. (Well, she lent me her ARC, anyway.) This reminded me a little bit of Exit, Pursued By a Bear, in the sense that all the unilaterally supportive respon...
  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)
    Dec 14, 2018
    As the year comes to a close, my biggest question of 2018 is: How is it that everyone isn't raving about this book? A Heart in a Body in a World snuck up on me and is quite possibly my favorite book of 2018. The novel is heartbreak and activism and politics and grief all wrapped up in ...
  • Brandy
    Apr 03, 2018
    A beautiful timely novel about finding yourself and overcoming tragedy. Annabelle, our main character decides to run 2,700 miles from her home state of Washington to Washington D.C. The story follows Annabelle through her journey while giving us snippets of Annabelle's memories of the ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Sep 19, 2018
    I am going to be the unpopular opinion when it comes to this story. I struggled to connect to any part of this story. I wanted to but it never happened. I believe the fractured and choppy way the story was delivered is what kept me at arm's length. FRTC ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Bekka
    Aug 20, 2018
    So there is some massively triggering content in this book, I'm going to put it under this spoiler tag in case you're wondering what it was and whether or not you can handle reading it. It's gun violence, by the way. (view spoiler)[Throughout the past timeline a boy makes Annabelle ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 "...
  • Lisa Reviews Books
    Jun 30, 2018
    Love. Love. LOVE. ...
  • 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...