A Matter Of Heart by Amy Fellner DominyA Matter Of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy

A Matter Of Heart

byAmy Fellner Dominy

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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“Will make your heart poundanxiously, joyfully, triumphantly.” New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle
 
Readers will happily dive into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl’s Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that express who we are.
 
Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that’s defined her entire life.
 
“More than a sports novel, this book delves deep into issues of identity—how we identify ourselves separately from what we do well—and the importance of support systems while making life-altering decisions. Give this to fans of Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Dairy Queen series.” School Library Journal
 
“This engaging and fast-paced read expertly paints the world of high-school sports and the single-minded focus and commitment that some high-school athletes can have.” —Booklist
 
“This is a solid look at an elite athlete who gets benched. . . . An enjoyable read even for couch potatoes.” —Kirkus Reviews



 

Amy Fellner Dominy is a former advertising copywriter, playwright, and hula-hoop champion. Previous novels for tweens and teens include OyMG, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and Audition & Subtraction. Amy lives with her husband and various pets in Phoenix. Visit her online at amydominy.com.
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Title:A Matter Of HeartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.56 × 0.66 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385744447

ISBN - 13:9780385744447

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this was decent overall, however it could have been much better.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting Very sweet, and exciting, and very frustrating at times. LOVED the ending!
Date published: 2017-11-28

Editorial Reviews

Dominy's excellent use of dialogue firmly grounds the novel in contemporary times. The setting thrives on details, showcasing excellent research. . . . This is recommended for Chris Lynch fans, swimming fans, and anyone interested in warning teens about the dangers of HCM.--VOYA