January 14, 2017

A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy #BookReview

 
Readers will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girl's Olympic swimming dreams and the struggles she endures before realizing there are many things that define who we are.

Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that's defined her entire life.
 




Amy Fellner Dominy is a former advertising copywriter, playwright, and hula-hoop champion. Previous novels for tweens and teens include OyMG, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and Audition & Subtraction. Amy lives with her husband and various pets in Phoenix. Visit her online at amydominy.com.

A Matter of Heart had a lot of potential to be such a great book, but unfortunately for me it was just okay. This book was really slow to start and didn't really get interesting till the last few chapters. This is where the conflict and emotions really started to be introduced in the book. I also think that the description of Abby's two love interest's over and over again gets annoying. There are also some plot holes that go unanswered. And the ending was too abrupt for my liking. 











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