The Heart Is Not A Size

Hardcover | March 30, 2010

byBeth Kephart

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Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. . . . Or are they?

When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine other suburban Pennsylvania kids to Anapra, a squatters' village in the heat-flattened border city of Juarez, Mexico, secrets seem to percolate and threaten both a friendship and a life. Certainties unravel. Reality changes. And Georgia is left to figure out who she is outside the world she's always known.

Beth Kephart paints a world filled with emotion, longing, and the hot Mexican sun.

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Georgia knows what it means to keep secrets. She knows how to ignore things. She knows that some things are better left unsaid. . . . Or are they? When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine other suburban Pennsylvania kids to Anapra, a squatters' village in the heat-flattened border city of Juarez, Mexico, secrets ...

Beth Kephart was nominated for a National Book Award for her memoirA Slant of Sun. Her first novel for teens,Undercover, received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book byKirkus Reviews,School Library Journal, and Amazon.com. In 2005 Beth was awarded the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. She has also writtenInto the Tangle of Friendship:...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.89 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061470481

ISBN - 13:9780061470486

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Heart is not a Size the heart is not a size was an okay book. to tell the truth it was a bit boring. i didn`t really get Drake`s character. he was just so mysterious and quiet. i thought something would happen with him in the end, but nothing did. i also think Riley should have confronted her mom and told her what she was thinking. Riley`s mother cared too much about herself anddid not care so much about her family. it was okay for Riley to think of herself as a part of Georgia`s family. she had the love her mother could not give. i also did not understand the part when Riley`s mother forgot to pick her up and she had to walk all way home. her mother just takes her to Georgia`s house. her mother should have talked with her. i did not get that. i liked Georgia. i didn`t get the reason behind her panic attacks. i also didn`t get Geoff. one minute it`s like he doesn`t care about the family, and then the next he is being nice to Georgia. weird! if my brother was all of a sudden nice to me i would be freaked out. that`s the end of my review! hope it`s good!
Date published: 2010-04-30

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