Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti - HIGH

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti, 355 pages.  Simon Pulse, 2018.  $19.  

Content: Language: R (100 swears; 23 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13 



Annabelle is tired of trying to be okay and tired of the memories from The Taker, so one night Annabelle starts running and doesn’t stop.  Sick of feeling helpless, Annabelle decides that she wants to do something about her fears and sadness and commits to running across the United States.  With the help of her grandfather and his RV as well as a supportive brother and friends back home, Annabelle works through her grief, guilt and the events leading up to the night the Taker changed her life forever.  

I devoured this book is two days. Annabelle’s feelings and story bring to light the personal side of the gun control controversy.  I adored her grandfather and the story unfolds effortlessly between before and after.  The violence includes a bloody shooting and the mature content is underage drinking and a few sexual references.  Great read that I would highly recommend.  

C. Peterson

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