Maddie is anxious seventeen years old girl. She is missing her ex and at the same time not so ex-boyfriend Justin. But she discovers that it is not the only problem in her life when her grandmother calls her and tells that she has cancer. How to deal with that, it is too much?
Firstly, Maddie thinks that her only preoccupation is a feeling of missing Justin.
“Three weeks ago, today… we were kissing underneath the giant oak tree in my back yard… five months and four days ago we were in my car, holding hands, reminiscing about a sophomore year when we were together…One year and nine months ago we were breaking up on my front lawn”
Maddie will try to find out how to resolve her worry, but it will cost her very much. This is the moment when she gets the first anxiety attack:
“It’s like I’m free falling from a cliff only nothing is happening. Nothing is happening, everything is happening… I’m losing it…dying…going insane…rolling out the door and into the hallway…”
Maddie has cor dynamic relationship with her friends, but emotional she is in crisis
“I’m telling you that everyone has a bottom and you seem to be hitting yours.”
Justin, even absent physically but his presence was in the air all the way while I’ve read.
“God, I love it when he would do that. Shove his hands in his pockets. Adorable, with his silky black hair falling over his blue eyes.”
The story is completely realistic and exceptionally relevant to this world today. The author gives me a perfect visualization of all the characters and the scenes, so I have feeling that I watched the movie.
Despite not having read other parts of this series I smoothly enter into the story.
Till it Stops Beating is an interesting read that young adults will most likely love and related with it.
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1684330807/
Author Bio –
Often referred to as “the teenage whisperer”, Hannah R. Goodman’s twenty-year career working with teenagers includes the titles teacher, tutor, coach, and, more recently, mental health counselor. Hannah has written essays about mental health for various online publications. Her work has appeared on MindBodyGreen, OC87 Recovery Diaries, Zencare.co, and The Mighty. Though she has previously earned the title author with her first three books, the last was released in 2009 and all were self-published. This time around, indie publisher Black Rose Writing released her novel Till It Stops Beating this summer.
Hannah’s first YA novel, My Sister’s Wedding, won the first place award for The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, 2004, children’s book division. She published the follow-up, My Summer Vacation, in May 2006, which went on to win a bronze IPPY in 2007. The third Maddie book, Fear of Falling, was released in the fall of 2009 and was praised by teachers and readers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out. She’s published young adult short stories on Amazon’s Shorts, in an anthology entitled Bound Is The Bewitching Lilith, and in the journal Balancing The Tides. She also has written columns for The Jewish Voice & Herald. Recent, previous projects include Sucker Literary, which features emerging YA authors and All The Way YA, a group blog of writers telling the real deal about writing and publishing YA fiction.
Hannah is a member of ARIA (Association of Rhode Island Authors) as well as a graduate of Pine Manor College’s Solstice Program in Creative Writing where she earned an MFA in Writing For Young People. She resides in Bristol, RI with her husband, two daughters, and black and white cat named Zoe
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