Heart Sister by Michael F. Stewart
Publication date: September 15th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Synopsis: After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt’s world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his sister back together, in spirit. He’s going to track down each organ recipient and film them to show his parents the results of Minnie’s selfless act and help them move on. But when each recipient falls short of his expectations and the star of his film, the girl who received his sister’s heart, refuses to meet him, Emmitt has to turn to extreme measures to find her. What he doesn’t know is that his “heart sister” is hiding an agonizing secret, one that could push Emmitt to the breaking point.
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REVIEW by VICKIE:
Heart Sister - Michael F. Stewart
This is a well-written story. There is a lot to learn from this tragedy with Minnie. It was a little difficult for me to read some of this story because I could relate too closely to many of the situations in it.
The characters are all well-developed an I felt all of their emotions well. Emmitt is an amazing character. He tried hard to make things better for everyone and in the process of all of it he learned a lot.
The story flows well from chapter to chapter and is easy to follow along.
The cover and title of the book are a good fit for the story.
I give this story a literary rating of 5/5
Michael F. Stewart is an award-winning author of many books for young people in various genres, including Ray Vs. the Meaning of Life, which earned a Kirkus Star and won the Publishers Weekly’s Booklife Grand Prize. and Heart Sister (Summer/Fall 2020, Orca Books). Michael lives in Ottawa.
Author links: Website ~ Goodreads ~Facebook ~Twitter
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