Beating Heart

Beating Heart

A Ghost Story

Book - 2006
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This house

is mine


I am

its beating heart.

She is a ghost: a figure glimpsed from the corner of your eye, a momentary chill, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is 17 years old: Evan Calhoun, warm and alive, and ever since moving to this big abandoned house, he has dreamt of her. Ghost and boy fascinate each other--until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both.

Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, A. M. Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long--dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen, twining mystery and romance in this evocative, sensual, and unrelentingly engrossing novel.

Ages 14+

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060546076
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 19 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Feb 05, 2013

"After 17-year-old Evan's parents divorce, he moves with his mother and sister into a broken-down Victorian house that his mum is renovating. Evan doesn't expect much to change in his life; the move hasn't required him to attend a new school or be separated from his girlfriend, Carrie. But then Evan starts having disturbing and erotic dreams about a mysterious girl he doesn't know. Turns out, the house he and his family moved into wasn't empty - it still imprisons the ghost of Cora, a teenager who died there over 100 years before. Cora has mistaken Evan for her long-departed lover... and she wants him back. This eerie tale may not be science fiction, but fans of the tension and romance of The Host will want to give it a try." February 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter

Dec 11, 2011

Looks can be deceiving...especially with this 'ghost' story. Not worth your time to read.


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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 04, 2010

After his parents' divorce, 17-year-old Evan and his little sister move with their mother into an old Victorian house where a ghost mistakes Evan for her long-gone lover.


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