Book Tour

A Heart in a Body in the World

Author: Deb Caletti

Publication Date: September 18th, 2018

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook

Pages: 368

Synopsis: 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.

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I really love Deb Caletti’s writing. She has the ability to take an idea and turn it into an amazing, heartfelt story that you get so involved in while you are reading that you simply forget everything else going on around you. A Heart in a Body in the World is one of those books that I fell in love with from the very first page, and it kept me completely engaged throughout the entire novel.

A Heart in a Body in the World has so much going on and is such a heartfelt, amazing book. I loved Annabelle’s character so much. She was so relatable and it was so nice to really feel a connection with a character and get a good understanding for what they are thinking and what they are going through. Deb Caletti has written Annabelle’s character so well. It’s so important in character driven stories like this one, and I think she did an absolutely amazing job fleshing out here character and making her into someone who will definitely become memorable.

The plot of the book is also interesting. I haven’t read a book about the main character taking on running the way that Annabelle does, and because of how original the plot is, it makes it so much more exciting to get into the book and keep reading. I was completely entranced by this girl who is dealing with so much and decides to start running as a way to deal with it. It’s interesting and it’s something you just don’t see much.

The things that Annabelle has to deal with are heartbreaking, and I feel that she is quite the inspirational character for those who have had similar experiences to her. This is the kind of book that will make you feel all kinds of emotions while reading, so you might want to bring some tissues.

If you love contemporaries with heart and substance, this is the book for you. There is so much to love about it.

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include The Nature of Jade, Stay, The Last Forever, Essential Maps for the Lost, and Honey, Baby Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He’s Gone, The Secrets She Keeps, and her most recent release, What’s Become of Her.

Deb grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now lives with her family in Seattle.

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Week One:
9/17/2018- Novel Ink Interview
9/18/2018- BookHounds YA– Review
9/19/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review
9/20/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Review
9/21/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

Week Two:
9/24/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review
9/25/2018- Books Coffee and Repeat– Review
9/26/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review
9/27/2018- Book-Keeping– Review
9/28/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

Week Three:
10/1/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review
10/2/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review
10/3/2018- Utopia State of Mind– Review
10/4/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt
10/5/2018- Stuck in Books– Review

Week Four:
10/8/2018- The Reading Corner for All– Review
10/9/2018- stainedspines– Review
10/10/2018- Jessica’s Reading Room– Excerpt
10/11/2018- Two points of interest– Review
10/12/2018- The Crafty Book Nerd– Review

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4 Responses to Blog Tour: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti – Review and Giveaway!

  1. Brittany says:

    So glad that you enjoyed this one. It’s the first time I’m hearing about it but I’m not sure it’s for me but I enjoyed reading your thoughts on it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

  2. Sam@WLABB says:

    I am only hearing fantastic things about this book! Annabelle sounds like a character I should definitely meet.

  3. Andrea Carroll says:

    What an interesting concept… I think we all “run” in our own ways.

  4. I… have not yet read a Deb Caletti book, ever. D: I know, I know, I should! I’ve had her books on my Goodreads TBR for years! This one sounds so genuine and beautiful, and has a character I know I can definitely root for. I’m so glad you enjoyed this–fantastic review!
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