How to Build a Heart

Maria Padian (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781616208493

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About the Author

Maria Padian has a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a master's degree from the University of Virginia. She is a freelance writer, essayist, and author of young adult novels, including Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress, Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best, and Out of Nowhere. Maria lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine. Visit her online at mariapadian.com and find her on Twitter: @mpadian.

Reviews

"Padian shows again and again that a story is always more complicated and more ordinary than it seems."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Padian takes a familiar theme--a girl hiding her background from others--and makes it fresh with her protagonist, Izzy Crawford . . . The characters around her are well-defined and support Izzy and the plot well. Throughout the novel, Izzy's strength, candor, and humanity shine through."
--Booklist

"Padian creates a compelling world with relatable characters and deals with serious issues without feeling heavy-handed. An excellent classroom or book discussion starter. Hand this to readers who are ready to tackle these issues with a lighter touch."
--School Library Journal

"An absolutely enthralling depiction of family and self-discovery."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Padian creates a world that the reader can easily dive into. Anyone who's ever been a self-conscious teen will see themselves in Izzy."
--Book Riot