by Katherine Webber
Random House Children’s
Teens & YA
Pub Date 14 Mar 2017
I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of The Heartbeats of Wing Jones through the publisher and Netgalley:
Wing’s first memory is of her brother Marcus, teaching her to swing, and then jump off the swings while they were moving.
Marcus is a football star, he can stand out when he wants or blend in, Wing can do neither, she is picked on by a girl named Heather,she calls her freak.
Wing is a lowly girl, without fear, one day her brother is in an accident, and has to be cut out of the car by the Jaws of Life. His family is shocked to learn he was driving under the influence.
The first time Wing sees Marcus in the hospital she’s shocked at the site of her unconconcious brother.
After Marcus’s accident Wing begins running because it is the only thing that seems to help.
Seven months after the accident Marcus wakes up, but he has changed, he wishes he hadn’t woken up, and Wing is upset with him because he is being selfish.
I give The Heartbeat of Wing Jones five out of five stars.