Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Book - 2009
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After sixteen-year-old Tyler convinces his parents to donate the organs of his fourteen-year-old sister, who died during a gymnastics meet, he writes letters to the recipients, including Dani, who finally has a chance at normalcy after living fifteen years with a congenital heart defect.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805082821
0805082824
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 21 cm.

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Lotte_
Feb 15, 2013

I found this book very sweet and well written, it showed the different points of view of people who go through death and transplants in life...........nice characters who 'warm your heart'

Cdnbookworm Feb 12, 2013

This teen novel focuses on fifteen-year-old Dani. Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her chest, and has had numerous health problems related to her heart since then. She is at the point where she has moved to the top of the list of people needing heart transplants. We see her outlook on life and how she reacts to the reality of a transplant.
We also see things from Tyler`s viewpoint. Tyler is seventeen and his sister Amanda dies as a result of a freak gymnastics accident. We see how he reacts to this loss and how he moves forward.
This book puts real faces on organ donors, donor recipients, and the families of both, handling loss, uncertainty, and the realities of life.
There is humour, sadness, and insight. A great book club read.

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Feb 15, 2013

Just saw that there was no description about the book so I have typed up what it says on the back of the book for people to read :)

Two lives, two hearts but only one is working.......
Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. In her fifteen years of life, she's had more doctors appointments, X-rays and tests - eaten more green hospital jelly - than she cares to think about. Fourteen year old Amanda is a competitive gymnast, her body a small package of sleek muscles, in perfect health.

The two girls don't know each other, don't go to the same school and don't have any friends in common.

But their lives are about to collide!

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Feb 15, 2013

" Amanda's heart. My heart. Our heart. "

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