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When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done differently, through her still-beating heart.

When fourteen-year-old Amelia learns she will be getting a heart transplant, her fear and guilt battle with her joy at this new chance at life. And afterwards when she starts to feel different - dreaming about figure skating, craving grape candy - her need to learn about her donor leads her to discover and explore Eagan's life, meeting her grieving loved ones and trying to bring the closure they all need to move on.

Told in alternating viewpoints, In a Heartbeat tells the emotional and compelling story of two girls sharing one heart.

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Used availability for Loretta Ellsworth's In a Heartbeat

Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: In a Heartbeat
Author(s): Loretta Ellsworth
ISBN: 0-8027-2068-4 / 978-0-8027-2068-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Heartbeat
Author(s): Loretta Ellsworth
ISBN: 0-8027-2234-2 / 978-0-8027-2234-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: in a Heartbeat
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ISBN: 0-545-38960-7 / 978-0-545-38960-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA