The Heart Is Not a Size (Hardcover)

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January 2010 Indie Next List


“Beth Kephart has written another must-read book for teens in this story of a group of teens who travel to a Mexican border town to work to help the residents there. She isn't afraid to tackle such big issues as parental pressure, anorexia, and death, and she does it all with compassion, honesty, and beautiful writing.”
— Mandy King, The Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO

Description


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.

About the Author


Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of books for both adults and young readers, including Going Over, You Are My Only, Small Damages, and Handling the Truth. She lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Praise For…


“[Kephart] has penned a faster paced novel that explores our inner selves...The writing is vivid. Readers will visualize Anapra’s desolation and hope. They will feel the dust storms. They will relate to the teens...Beth Kephart is a must read YA author.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for UNDERCOVER“This is a beautifully written, engrossing tale.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Kephart’s fluid writing style and ability to illuminate the meaningful and beautiful in the everyday combine to create a tale that is both winningly different and comfortably familiar.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An intelligent, multi-layered love story.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for HOUSE OF DANCE “Beautifully told.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061470486
ISBN-10: 0061470481
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: March 30th, 2010
Pages: 244
Language: English