Sweeping Up the Heart



Sweeping Up the Heart A novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship that tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh grader Amelia Albright s life forever.Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father a cranky and stubborn English professor has decided Florida is too much adventure.Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter, the beloved Mrs O Brien The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her neighborhood art studio Amelia has never been friends with a boy before, and the experience is both fraught and thrilling When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia s mother who died ten years before , the pair embarks on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her. Download Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes – oldtimertips.us

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  • ebook
  • 192 pages
  • Sweeping Up the Heart
  • Kevin Henkes
  • English
  • 12 July 2018
  • 0062852574

10 thoughts on “Sweeping Up the Heart

  1. Monica Edinger says:

    Exquisite I tend to shy away from sad, melancholy, poignant sort of books but decided to read this because Kevin Henkes It is all that, but I thought it gorgeous The title is from an Emily Dickenson poem and she is drifting above this story in a very light barely visible way Made me go look up the poem from which the title is taken as well as others Also had to refresh myself on her biography Have to admit I ve never gotten into Dickenson, but if anyone could change that it would be Hen Exquisite I tend to shy away from sad, melancholy, poignant sort of books but decided to read this because Kevin Henkes It is all that, but I thought it gorgeous The title is from an Emily Dickenson poem and she is drifting above this story in a very light barely visible way Made me go look up the poem fr...

  2. Melinda says:

    I love Kevin Henkes and this is a quiet, slow, deeply felt little book I m having trouble seeing a broad appeal to kids, if I m being honest, but the right kid at the right time could get a lot from it.

  3. Laura Harrison says:

    I don t know how Kevin Henkes does it Maybe it is his heart You can see it in every thing he creates Another masterpiece.

  4. Sascha says:

    4 1 2 starsI haven t read a Middle Grade novel in a billion years, but since I decided to undertake one, I am so delighted that it turned out to be Kevin Henkes Sweeping Up the Heart.While Amelia wishes that she could be like the other kids who are off to Florida for Spring break, she finds herself stuck at home with her distant Professor father and Mrs O Brien, their neighbor, who has been there for Amelia since the death of her mother However, Amelia s life shifts within that week in ways s 4 1 2 starsI haven t read a Middle Grade novel in a billion years, but since I decided to undertake one, I am so delighted that it turned out to be Kevin Henkes Sweeping Up the Heart.While Amelia wishes that she could be like the other kids who are off to Florida for Spring break...

  5. Lesley says:

    Amelia s mother died when she was too young to remember her, so she has not missed her or grieved her death at least not like her father, the Professor, who has an inability to express his love and his thoughts As in the Emily Dickinson poem, Amelia presumes he went through Sweeping up the Heart and putting Love away 50 Luckily, Amelia has been raised by a neighbor who comes to the house each day and loves Amelia as if her own.But during Spring Break, twelve year old Amelia s life begins t Amelia s mother died when she was too young to remember her, so she has not missed her or grieved her death at least not like her father, the Professor, who has an inability to express his love and his thoughts As in the Emily Dickinson poem, Amelia presumes he went through Sweeping up the Heart and putting Love away 50 Luckily, Amelia has been raised by a neighbor who comes to the house each day and loves Amelia as if her own.But during Spring Break, twelve year old Amelia s life begins to change She has become used to being alone, throwing herself into her small sculptures, since her best friend turned Mean Girl I never liked that kid, her father said I thought she was a miserable soul 175 When Amelia meets her art teacher s nephew, Casey, they become fast friends with a hint of somethingMeanwhile Casey is working on preventing his parents impending divorce and ...

  6. Susan says:

    Thank you to the publisher and edelweiss for this DRC This is a sweet story about love and loss and how those two things shape our interactions with the people in our lives I empathized with the main character, Amelia I saw her clay creations, many of which were identical, as a reflection of how she was trying to hold on to what was comfortable in her life Change can be difficult, especially when it has to do with family I did feel as though Amelia presentedlike a 5th grader than a 7t Thank you to the publisher and edelweiss for this DRC This is a sweet story about love and loss and how those two things shape our interactions with the people in our lives I empathized with the main character, Amelia I saw her clay creations, many of which were identical, as a reflection of how she was trying to hold on to what was comfortable in her life Change can be difficult, especially when it has to do with family I did feel as though Amelia presentedlike a 5th grader than a 7th...

  7. Cassie Thomas says:

    A very fragile, sweet, soft story of Amelia and her longing to be noticed, loved, felt, understood In a world where there is so much chaos, this story takes you to a place considered lonely and fills in holes that may need to be filled...

  8. Brittany says:

    Kevin Henkes is a Wisconsin treasure The word I most often want to use in describing his books is gentle and this one fits perfectly I didn t understand why he set this story in 1999 as opposed to any other year and Amelia read much younger than seventh ...

  9. Franki Sibberson says:

    I love Kevin Henkes MG novels Loved this one especially the characters.

  10. Melissa Sarno says:

    Reading this book is a beautiful lesson on economy of language I marveled at so many sentences, how absolutely perfect they were, conveying so much with so little.

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