A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner DominyReaders will happily sink into this emotionally grounded, contemporary young adult novel about the sudden end of one girls 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 thats defined her entire life.
The Matter of the Heart By Thomas Morris Pt 1
The Matter of the Heart
And now it has been given the history it deserves' James McConnachie, Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives. And now it has been given the history it deserves ". It is, in the end, a book about wonder.
Amy Fellner Dominy
Thank you! Abby is on top of the world. She routinely blows her competition out of the pool and is on the verge of qualifying for the Olympic trials at 16, thus fulfilling her father's thwarted dreams for himself. She's got her loyal best friend, Jen, and her handsome, easygoing boyfriend, Connor, both fellow swimmers. The only problem is Alec, whose questions about Connor's performance in the pool also extend to Abby. But then Abby gets dizzy and faints after a race. A doctor's visit reveals she has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that is often a cause of unexpected death in teen athletes.
Look Inside. 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. An enjoyable read even for couch potatoes. The setting thrives on details, showcasing excellent research. This is recommended for Chris Lynch fans, swimming fans, and anyone interested in warning teens about the dangers of HCM.