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Jenkins, A. M.
BEATING HEART : A GHOST STORY
New York : HarperColling, 2006
IL YA
ISBN 0060546077
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17 year old Evan isnít thrilled about the neglected old Victorian house he, his 5 year old sister, and mom have just moved in to.  However, heís been having some pretty hot dreams about a blonde who looks just like the girl in some pictures he found in this house.  She is actually a ghost who lived in the house as a teenager nearly 100 years ago, has a secret, and mistakes Evan for her lover.  The story alternates between her poetry about seeing Evan in the house and Evanís thoughts and feelings about her, his family, and his current girlfriend.  (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, DPS, CO)
SUBJECTS:     Haunted houses -- Fiction.
                        Divorce -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.
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