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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Love. Love. LOVE. ...

    This is less than four star but way more than three. It is hard to talk about this story without giving spoilers. The biggest strength of the book is that Caletti writes dialogue adn characters so fiercely fucking human that the most inane of conversations made me tear up. But that...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

  • Lyndsay
    Jan 30, 2019

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

  • May
    Mar 24, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Feb 15, 2019

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

  • Brenda Ayala
    Sep 06, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Oct 09, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Sep 17, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

  • Elizabeth George
    Feb 10, 2019

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • eleventeen
    Feb 20, 2019

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Love. Love. LOVE. ...

    This is less than four star but way more than three. It is hard to talk about this story without giving spoilers. The biggest strength of the book is that Caletti writes dialogue adn characters so fiercely fucking human that the most inane of conversations made me tear up. But that...

  • Emily
    Aug 29, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Love. Love. LOVE. ...

  • Abby
    Nov 08, 2018

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Exquisite and devastating. Truly masterful storytelling. ...

    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

    Masterpiece. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Lea from Drums of Autumn! ? ? I also read this for Contemporary-a-thon! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    "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...

    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 ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    If you need me, I?ll be over here in a puddle for the rest of eternity. ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 "...

    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?...

    I am speechless at this moment..I need to sit with my thoughts but wow!!! ...