Sunday Street Team: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Title: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Author: Jenn Bennett
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date:  November 3rd 201
Pages: 304
My Rating: 4 Stars
Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

  I was given an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart is one of my most anticipated 2015 books, and it did not disappoint!

I don't know what it is about this book's synopsis that drew me in. This book is in my favorite genre, contemporary romance, but I don't usually read books that have vague synopsis or synopsis that I don't really get. However, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart really made me excited from its synopsis to its unique and kind of weird title.

This book encompassed so much that the romance was not the highlight of the book. This book was also about imperfect families, difficult situations, mental illness, art, inspiration, and many more. But of course, the romance is not to be ignored. The simple gestures between the two characters made me feel the feels. Because of those, I found this book all the more lovable and relatable.

Although the method of art the two main characters have are unusual, I still felt like this book was realistic. This book discussed a lot of heavy topics, but what I liked is that it didn't make me feel heavy after reading it, as I do with some other books.

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart is well-written and well-paces, filled with amazing quotes and paragraphs. If it's something that you are interested in, definitely give it a shot. I'm pretty sure that you'll find it enjoyable!

4 didn't-disappoint stars

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