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My Heartbeatby Garre Freymann Weyr
2003 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
Synopses & Reviews
Ellen loves Link and James. Her older brother and his best friend are the only company she ever wants. She knows they fight, but she makes it a policy never to take sides. She loves her brother, the math genius and track star. She is totally, madly in love with James, his face full of long eyelashes and hidden smiles. “When you grow out of it,” James teases her, “you will break my heart.”
Ellen knows shell never outgrow it. Shell always love James just the way shell always love Link. Then someone at school asks if Link and James might be in love with each other. A simple question.
Link refuses to discuss it. James refuses to stay friends with a boy so full of secrets. Ellens parents want Link to keep his secrets to himself, but Ellen wants to know who her brother really is. When is curiosity a betrayal? And if James says he loves her, isnt that just another way of saying he still loves Link?
My Heartbeat is a fast, furious story in which a quirky triangle learns to change its shape and Ellen, at least, learns the limits of what you can ever know about whom you love.
Garret Freymann-Weyr's Printz Honor winner and classic of LGBTQ literature about a quirky love triangle that learns to change its shape, the family pressures surrounding "coming out," and the boundless nature of love, celebrates ten years in print in its first Graphia paperback edition.
Ellens older brother and his best friend are the only company she ever wants. She
loves her brother, but she is totally, madly in love with James. Then someone at school
asks if Link and James might be in love with each other.
Link wont discuss it, but James doesnt want secrets. Ellen just wants to know who
her brother really is.
This new edition includes an introduction by Michael Cart and an afterword from
My Heartbeat" is a fast, furious story in which a quirky personal triangle learns to change its shape and a girl learns the limits of what she can never know about whom she loves.
About the Author
'Garret Freymann-Weyr grew up in New York City and now lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland ,with her husband. She is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels for young adults, When I Was Older and My Heartbeat.'
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