A Heart in a Body in the World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Deb Caletti
Narrator: Deb Caletti
Genres: Teen, General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: September 2018
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

A girl tries to outrun her demons in this searing, universal novel about the impact of gun violence, everyday sexism, rape culture, and internalizing-and overcoming-guilt from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that's what Annabelle does-she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She's not ready to think about the why yet, just the how

-muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person-the Taker-that haunts her.
Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team), Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Her cross-country run gains media attention and she is cheered on as she crosses state borders, and is even thrown a block party and given gifts. The support would be nice, if Annabelle could escape the guilt and the shame from what happened back home. They say it isn't her fault, but she can't feel the truth of that.

Through welcome and unwelcome distractions, she just keeps running, to the destination that awaits her. There, she'll finally face what lies behind her-the miles and love and loss ... and what is to come.

Author Details

Author Details

Caletti, Deb

Deb Calettia (TM)s first novel for teens was The Queen of EvDeb Calettia (TM)s first novel for teens was The Queen of Everything, was nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Aduerything, was nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults, and was chosen for PSLA's Top Forty of 2003 and the Intlts, and was chosen for PSLA's Top Forty of 2003 and the International Reading Association's Young Adult Choices for 200ernational Reading Association's Young Adult Choices for 2004. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a National Book Award finalist, 4. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a National Book Award finalist,