- File Size: 580 KB
- Print Length: 207 pages
- Publisher: Inkspell Publishing (December 4, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017VM7250
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759,612 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Although Joss has a pretty good life with her mom and, for the most part, they work well together, as a person she feels very incomplete and unsure of who she is. Her mother has refused, repeatedly and without concession, to tell Joss virtually anything about her father. She pretty much knows only that they met when her mother was in India, he was an artist of some sort, he was never involved in the pregnancy or her life, and that he died when she was very young. These are the barest of bare facts, and, quite rightly, Joss feels she deserves much more explanation from her mother.Read more ›
Joss is an extremely likable main character, with an interesting and touching story to tell. The author gives us an insight into the Nordic, Indian, Puerto Rican, and Russian cultures through the cast of ethnically-diverse characters, each of which could have a book of their own (hint, hint, Catherine); I'd love to learn more about William, Katya, Leela, and Trenton, as we are only given a glimpse of them through Joss' eyes. The author maintains a nice balance between sentiment and humor throughout, and the cute chapter titles add to the quirky charm of this book.
Charming and heart-warming, "Heart in a Box" will leave you wanting more.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
The cover and the unusual title were the first things that attracted my attention towards this book and then the interesting blurb sealed the deal for me.
The plot is simple and yet the author has implemented it beautifully. Intriguing the readers right from the start the book takes us on a journey of the ups and downs faced by the teenager heroine who is struggling in finding her identity and caught up in some usual and some unusual dramas that seem so life threatening when we are teenagers.
I loved Joss and her mom who are both strong characters, headstrong and stubborn. Joss' inquisitiveness regarding her Indian father and her mother's attempt at trying to protect her daughter from making the mistakes she made when she was her age are both sweet and then frustrating.
The story is well paced and develops seamlessly. It is moving, surprising and a story many of us can relate to.
All in all, a lovely experience, I enjoyed reading Heart in a Box and give it 4 out of 5. Recommended to all readers looking for a different type of story that teaches as well as hooks.
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This is my favorite young adult novel from Catherine Stine. It's an amazingly written story of a teenage girl trying to build her identity. Joss feels she cannot because she never knew her father or any of his history or family. I loved reading Joss' struggles in trying to find out who she is and how this helped her bloom into someone she did not expect. It's all at once genuine, sweet, heart wrenching, and wondrous. Sensational characterization and a tremendously moving story.
What a fantastic book for teens and adults. This should be on everyone's must read list!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad book. Wish there was more depth to the characters.Published 29 days ago by Angela Marie/Fallen for Books
This was a great YA read of a girl who is trying to discover herself and navigate her teenage years.
We meet Joss as she is entering a new school. Read more
Great story. Strong character development. Interesting plot lines. Solid ending. A great read.Published 5 months ago by John B. Stine II
This latest YA gem from Catherine Stine was touching and entertaining. I was intrigued by the mystery behind the main character's family and I thought the romance was sweet, and a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elizabeth Bennett
A new to me author! I loved the way the story flowed! I loved that she was mixed race and learning about her family little bit by little bit. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amy Hubbard
Heart in a Box is a beautifully written book that should be a must read on any YA list. It's a story of a teenager trying to find her identity which is a theme that feels familiar... Read morePublished 5 months ago by BGrimes
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I loved the flow of this book and the up's and downs of life of a teenager and the difficulty of understanding adults. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kim Gayheart
I received a copy of the book for my honest review. I liked this book. It was different from anything I've read before.
Joss's life is complicated. Read more