Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett


Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?

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I love Jenn Bennett


Jenn Bennett does it again.  She is quickly becoming my favorite contemporary authors.  This book was different from most YA contemporaries I’ve read, and that difference was really Bex and Jack’s relationship.  It was more mature than most adult relationships I know.  There was trust and open communication and I just loved that.  

I also really loved the characters, they seemed real in a way that a lot of fictional characters don’t.  I really enjoyed getting to know them.  I did feel like the conflict of the story was maybe a bit overdone, and the ending was a little cheesy but overall I really enjoyed this story.

Bottom Line

Alex Approximately is still number one for me, but I really liked this book.  

Overall: 4

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