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A Heart in a Body in the World

A Heart in a Body in the World (Hardback)

By Caletti, Deb

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A girl tries to outrun her demons in this searing, universal novel about the impact of gun violence, everyday sexism, rape culture, and internalizing--and overcoming--guilt from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. 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 tries, she can't outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person--The Taker--that haunts her. Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team), Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Her cross-country run gains media attention and she is cheered on as she crosses state borders, and is even thrown a block party and given gifts. The support would be nice, if Annabelle could escape the guilt and the shame from what happened back home. They say it isn't her fault, but she can't feel the truth of that. Through welcome and unwelcome distractions, she just keeps running, to the destination that awaits her. There, she'll finally face what lies behind her--the miles and love and loss...and what is to come.
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ISBN 9781481415200
Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781481415200
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon Pulse
Released 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caletti, Deb
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 447g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Grief, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Running, Social action, School shootings
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult

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