Heart in a Box by Catherine Stine
Publication Date: December 20, 2015
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Each heartbeat leads Joss closer a shocking truth that will change everything.
Joss Olstad wins the fight to switch from her private school to a public high to “find her pieces” she lost when the Indian artist father she never knew died. There, Joss struggles with a slutty friend, who flirts with her new love; Indian Culture Club girls who press her on her past, as well as her stoner mother’s lies back at home. Armed only with her handmade heart boxes that hold private messages, Joss’s search for identity leads her to a scary industrial section of Queens, and a shocking family secret that changes everything.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 month
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book was really moving.
One girl is trying to juggle true love, a broken family and high school. In many ways this book sounds like a cliche, but for the most part, it is really great! I think it spins what would would be an unoriginal tale into a really interesting and unique book.
My favorite character is Will because he tries to make the most of bad situations which is admirable.
My favorite part is when Joss and Bonney talk in the classroom about beats because up to that moment Joss thinks Bonney is crazy. Then she starts to realize what Bonney is teaching.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes to read about romance, crazy life, and good friends.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 and up.
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About the Author:
Catherine Stine writes YA and romance. Her novels span the range from futuristic to supernatural to contemporary. Her YA sci-fi thrillers Fireseed One and Ruby’s Fire are Amazon bestsellers and indie award winners. Her YA, Dorianna won Best Horror Book in the Kindle Hub Awards. She also writes romance as Kitsy Clare. Her Art of Love series includes Model Position and Private Internship. She suspects her love of dark fantasy came from her father reading Edgar Allen Poe to her as a child, and her love of contemporary fiction comes from being a jubilant realist. Visit her at catherinestine.com and subscribe to her newsletter for news of releases, workshops and appearances.
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The prize pack includes:
A $40 gift card, 2 hand-painted heart-boxes with secret treasure inside, a signed paperback of Dorianna by Catherine Stine, a signed paperback of Heart in a Box by Catherine Stine, a great YA ebook pack of novels: Tiger Lily by Wende Dikec, When Sorrows Come by Katie M John, and Time Runs Away with Her by Christine