Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
To be published: April 21, 2015 by HarperTeen
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.
After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.
Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake. [goodreads]
WOW. This is my most anticipated read of 2015. If this is your first time coming across a Jessi Kirby book, then I hope you'll take a minute to discover her previous titles Moonglass, In Honor, and Golden -- all of which are among my favorite YA contemporaries. I have no doubt this next one will make that list as well. There is so much emotion lying in that description, that I just know her words will have a physical impact on me once again.
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