Hello! (finally the "hello" makes sense) this is my review of the book Heartbeat. *review in english*
Autora: Elizabeth Scott
Life. Death. And...Love?
Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.
But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.
Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.
Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?
First of all thanks to Harlequin Teen for the book. This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Scott. This story is about pain, love and grief.
Heartbeat follow the story of Emma, a seventeen year old girl. Emma's mother is brain-dead. She's keeping alive only for the baby who grows inside of her.
Dan is Emma's stepfather. He only cares about the baby. He seems to forget the fact that his wife is gone. Because, yes, he only thinks in the baby.
That's the reason why Emma is so angry with him. At the beginning I didn't understand Emma. But after a few pages and knowing most of her issues, well, I felt sorry for her.
In this book you will find a heart-breaking story. About a girl who lose her mother. In the middle of all the anger and pain she met Caleb Harrison.
Caleb Harrison had a lot of problems. He's like Emma, he understands her and so does she.
People see Caleb as the bad boy, a druggie and a car thief. Emma feels good with him.
She has a best friend: Olivia, who is very kind with her. She's a really good friend who tries to understand Emma and make her feel normal. Olivia is not like the typical best friend.
Caleb's parents are a difficult topic. Yes, I felt empathy for Caleb. His whole family is not in the best situation and he feels bad about all.
The entire book is about Emma trying to move on, dealing with the fact that her mother is dead and still, she's going to have a baby.
And of course, dealing with her stephfather: Dan. Who only seems interested in the baby.
The book is really emotional, it makes you think in life and death. The characters are very interesting, all of them. Although I would like to know more about them.
It's a simple but emotional book, it might be a little predictable, especially in the romantic subject. I recommend this book for young and adult people. It's a nice and original story that can be read and appreciated by all.