Baker, Chandler, Alive. Pgs. 360. Disney Hyperion, 2015. $17.99. Language: PG-13 (35 swears, 3 “f”s), Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13
After years on the transplant waitlist, Stella finally gets her wish of a new heart, but be careful what you wish for. Determined to embrace her new second chance at life, she throws herself into enjoying. When a new mysterious boy named Levi Zin shows up, who oddly matches the name of her donor, however, she starts having nightmares and hallucinations. She also feels inexplicably drawn to him and her heart literally aches when they’re apart. As the truth about who Levi is unfolds, however, she starts to wonder if there is something otherworldly about Levi. Who really is Levi? Is she her soulmate or her worst nightmare?
The characters in this book are well developed and likable. The plot is complex, intense, suspenseful, and intriguing. Fans of supernatural romances, realistic fiction, or thrillers will enjoy reading this book.MS OPTIONAL, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.