Conditions of a Heart

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$19.99  $18.59
Margaret K. McElderry Books
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Bethany Mangle is the author of the Prepped, All the Right Reasons, and Conditions of a Heart. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spoiling her dogs, playing video games, and spending time with her unbearably nerdy husband. She moves too much to put a location in her bio ever again. Visit her at
* "Mangle's third YA brings in pieces of the author's own life (hEDS, POTS, ADHD), connects them to COVID-era changes in accessibility, and masterfully sets it all against a backdrop of prep-school suburban New Jersey with an all-too-realistic relationship breakup to sweeten the trauma. This book is highly recommended for its portrayal of invisible disabilities, neurodiversity, and the impact of the purported "end of the pandemic" on disabled populations."--Booklist, starred review
"This book kept me laughing with its endless wry wit and emotionally captivated with its introspection of society's attitudes toward health and disability, especially in a post COVIDian era when we have seen the accommodations that are possible. I read it in a single day."--Xiran Jay Zhao, New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow
"Achingly touching, heartfelt and true, Brynn's story of reinvention and self-discovery resonates on every page. A book to savor and hold dear."--Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and The Agathas
"Poignant and insightful."--Kirkus
"Conditions of a Heart beats with intense feelings from lost love to the classic struggle of trying to be who you are. Mangle weaves an equally heartbreaking and funny narrative in this poignant story about a disabled girl struggling to find her place in a post-Covid world."--Meredith Ireland, Author of The Jasmine Project & Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller
** "In this emotionally rich story drawn from personal experience, as discussed in an author's note, Mangle (All the Right Reasons) explores lingering trauma of early pandemic lockdowns and institutionalized privilege alongside myriad intersections of illness and self-image. Brynn is a complex and sympathetic protagonist whose journey of self-discovery proves both frustrating and fulfilling as she comes to terms with her limits and goals."--Publishers Weekly, starred review