Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson
reviewed by Gina

Holy smokes. My favorite book of the summer! This book is the story of Tyler's little sister, Amanda, the perfect and smart gymnast whose name means "worthy of being loved," who suffered brain death after a subdural hematoma during a gymnastics meet.

Meet 15-year-old Dani, who just wants to pierce her ears and cut classes and eat junk food like other girls her age, but who was born with a weak heart on the wrong side of her body and it's just about given up. She is now at the top of the transplant list as Recipient #6211. Tired all the time, pale as snow, with cold hands, two weeks from death, Dani is waiting for somebody's someone to die so that she can have a working heart.

A beautiful tale about a delicate subject, I found myself laughing aloud, sobbing, grateful for the things I have and the people I love. Makes me glad to be human. Recommended to everyone.

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