Heartbeat

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Random House, Oct 1, 1990 - Death - 176 pages
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When a high school senior falls in love with the girl he is supposed to be fixing up with his best friend, the ensuing experiences profoundly change the relationships each has with the others.

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

This is a touching story of love and friendship. My seventh grade self was not prepared for the rather sad storyline, as I cried so hard and my mom thought I was having a nightmare. A beautiful story, nonetheless. Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Norma Fox Mazer was born in New York City on May 15, 1931. She studied at Antioch College and at Syracuse University. She contributed first-person articles to pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Story. Her first juvenile novel, I, Trissy, was published in 1971. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including Dear Bill, Remember Me?, Summer Girls, Love Boys, and Other Short Stories, Silver, Out of Control, A Figure of Speech, and Good Night, Maman. She won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor in 1988 for After the Rain, an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1982 for Taking Terri Mueller, a Christopher Award, and an ALAN Award. From 1997 to 2006, she taught writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She died of brain cancer on October 17, 2009 at the age of 78.

Harry Mazer was born on May 31, 1925 in New York City. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force and received a Purple Heart and an Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters. He received a B.A. from Union College in 1948 and a M.A. from Syracuse University in 1960. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a railroad brakeman and switchtender for New York Central and an English teacher. He has written more than 20 books for young readers including Please, Somebody Tell Me Who I Am; My Brother Abe; The Last Mission; The Boy at War trilogy; The Wild Kid; The Dog in the Freezer; The Island Keeper; and Snow Bound. He along with his wife, Norma Fox Mazer, received an ALAN award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to adolescent literature.

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