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Cold Hands, Warm Heart


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Jill  Wolfson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Subject/Category: 7-11
Year Reviewed:: 2010
ISBN: 9780805082821
Review: Both sides of the transplant process are looked at in this short novel. Fifteen year old Dani has a chance to live a normal life if a heart is found for her. When Tyler's athletic sister dies at a gymnastics meet the heart becomes a reality. The book adds to the understanding that transplants aren't the end all, be all. Medicines and problems change; someone has lost a loved one. The story is uplifting because of the generosity of the donor family and the extension of life for the recipient; however, a transplant doesn't solve all problems.

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