Monday, October 11, 2010

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Amanda is a young gymnast - determined and focused, yet in the blink of an eye a horrible accident during a meet ends her young life. Her parents are faced with the question of whether they should donate their daughter's organs or not.

Waiting for a new heart is Dani, a fifteen year old girl who has been through a lifetime of medical procedures after being born with her heart on the wrong side of her chest. Dani's perspective- what it is like to live with many medical issues - and Tyler's (Amanda's brother) are the two sides of this story. While other people received Amanda's organs, and Tyler corresponds with them, it is Dani's story we hear the most about and Dani we come to know.

This is an interesting novel, written about a topic that some people face and know quite well. I had not read a teen novel about organ donation, but Cold Hands, Warm Heart is interesting and fast moving - an easy read.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Sounds like an interesting novel. I really thought it was a horror novel from the cover, but your review cleared that up!