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Heartbeat Paperback – September 27, 2005
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I also liked the book because it was interesting. It described how Annie was dealing with having the same problems that most teenagers go through. She talked about school, friends, family and teachers that made her upset, confused or angry, just like what we go through. She found a way to deal with her problems..... by running. In the book she says that running makes her feel free and happy.
I also liked that, in the book, Annie had to draw 1 picture of an apple every day until she had 100 pictures. I think that that showed how things change everyday and there no way to control it. She finds that out in the book, that almost nothing ever stays the same.
Simple writing underscores it's profound themes. Destined to become a classic.
This story is mainly about a girl named Annie and her life. Annie's mother is pregnant. She has one brother already. Most of the time when she goes to school, the track teacher of her brother asks her if she wants to join the track team. She is fast but she says no. Her grandpa lives with her. Annie's brother will have a track meet soon, but he has no shoes to wear for the meet. So Annie earns money by mowing her neighbor's lawn. She uses that money to buy her brother new shoes so he can run. During her brother's track meet, Annie's mother goes to the hospital to give birth, and now Annie has a new baby brother.
The is one quote in this story that I hate. It says "And the next instant the baby is lying there on the blue sheet and the baby is lying there not moving". I dislike that part because they are saying that the baby is not breathing, and the baby might not make it.
There is a quote that I like. It says "Wahh, Wahh and there is the baby squirming and crying and breathing." That means that the baby is now alive, and everyone is happy, and now Annie has a brother. I would be happy too if I had a new born baby brother. Tears of joy from the whole family.
My favorite part of the story is when Annie buys her brother a pair of shoes from the money she made. Annie and her brother fight a lot, but she loves him so much to be able to use the money she earned to by him shoes, so he would be able to run in the track meet. I like that part because it is showing that she would probably do anything for him. Annie wanted to buy something else for herself, but she saw that her brother really wanted new shoes badly, so she bout it for him secretly. That would make me happy if someone did that for me.
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