Beating Heart: A Ghost Story Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Evan is a seventeen-year-old human boy who moves in with his mother and younger sister Libby after his parents decide to separate. As his family gets settled in the new house, Evan begins to dream about a beautiful, yet mysterious girl who once lived there. Evan's dreams become more vivid and real, and soon he is fascinated with her, believing she is living in the house with him.
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    Cora is a ghost. She roams the halls of Evans home, watching him, and longing for his love and attention. She believes he is her lover, and that they belong together. Even if she has to steal him. Cora uses her power of seduction to pull Evan from his relationships with his family and his girlfriend Carrie, hoping he will stay with her.
    As Evan and Cora get closer, Evan's old life begins to slip away, leaving his family, and Carrie.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 90%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   He's a human, she's a magical being

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Earth setting:    -   general past    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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